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Structural Inequity

The media has made great strides since the days when mainstream newsrooms were mostly male, almost exclusively white and often declined to report on communities of color. Yet even today people of color too often find themselves over represented in stories about crime, sports and entertainment and too infrequently in stories about business, lifestyle and everyday life. The problem is compounded by the fact that news stories still rely on the personal narrative, often ignoring the structures and policies in place that go a long way toward defining our lives. With our list of resources, coverage analysis and suggested tips, the Maynard Media Center on Structural Inequity is a resource for journalists looking to better address the complex issues that lead to structural inequity in our society. read more »

 

in Point of View

With Buzz About Booker, Rice and “Thriller,” Politicians and Celebs Reign

Author: 
Jean Marie Brown
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Celebrity and politics continue to represent for people of color. Michael Jackson, Susan Rice and Cory Booker are trending on mainstream and ethnic sites . . .

“Thriller” fans celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album’s  release:

in Business

Panel Cites Media Errors in Covering Race-Related Events, Issues

Author: 
Maynard Institute Staff
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NEW ORLEANS—Faced with unprecedented competition from 24-hour news channels, instant Internet updates and boisterous chatter on talk radio, the mainstream media have made mistakes when reporting on race-related events and issues.
 

in Criminal Justice

The Dark Side of the American Dream

Author: 
Jean Marie Brown
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

in Health

Mainstream Media Tend to Ignore Blacks’ Mental Health Problems

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Author: 
Joshunda Sanders
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Graphic by Roberto Delgado

in Education

Coverage of Affirmative Action: Too Simplistic, Lacking Context

Author: 
Nadra Kareem Nittle
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Illustration by Roberto Delgado

In General

Axing Rapper’s TV Special Puts Focus on Black Parent Coverage

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Author: 
Joshunda Sanders
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Roberto Delgado