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When Reporting Goes Wrong: Battling Media Bias About Historically Black Spaces

03.17.2021 @ 5:30 pm

"Journalists have a huge responsibility to be factual, honest, and ethical, but often the media outlets for which they work operate in environments of habit, not imagination. And that habit is often racist."
- Alexis Wray, Scalawag, 2021

Join the DeWitt Wallace Center on Wednesday, March 17th at 5:30 PM for the Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism-When reporting goes wrong: Battling media bias about historically Black spaces. When North Carolina A&T student journalists got fed up with local news outlets linking their campus to unrelated crime scenes, they documented the slights. Editor-in-chief Alexis Wray worked hard to show editors what they did. Some changed but this work is far from done. After decades of such efforts, Black journalists are still pushing newsrooms to see and evict racial bias from the news. Moderated by DWC faculty member, Cathy Clabby.

Through The James D. Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism, the DeWitt Wallace Center invites widely respected media leaders to Duke University to discuss issues associated with ethics and values in media.

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Megan McLane - mm870@duke.edu

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