Reporting on Race in the 21st Century

By The Aspen Institute

August 1, 2015


This report is packed with recommendations on how newsrooms and journalists can dig deeper — and report more responsibly — when covering racial disparities in America. It summarizes views shared at a Casey-sponsored forum on journalism, race and society that took place during The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change.   

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Key Takeaway

Wanted: comprehensive, inclusive and meaningful media coverage of race

In December 2014, some of the sharpest minds in media, law and public health gathered for The Aspen Institute’s Forum on Journalism, Race & Society. The goal? Spell out clear recommendations aimed at helping journalists and newsrooms make smarter, fairer decisions when covering race.

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