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Police brutality, corruption and Black Lives Matter protests might collectively have seemed like the big racial story of 2015, but they ranked only fifth in a ranking of race and immigration topics given time on the broadcast networks' evening news programs, according to calculations published Thursday.
The top 10 race and immigration stories on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcasts, calculated by Andrew Tyndall of the Tyndall Report, were:
1. European Union faces influx of refugees and migrants, 174 minutes.
2. AME black church massacre in Charleston, S.C., 117 minutes.
3. Confederate flag on public grounds controversy, 57 minutes.
4. College campus racism outrages, 56 minutes.
5. Police: brutality, corruption, race bias protests, 28 minutes.
6. Syrian-American immigration: seek refugee status, 25 minutes.
7. NAACP leader may be white, passing as black, 19 minutes.
8. Illegal immigration backlash, regulation, crackdown, 17 minutes.
9. Race relations, frictions between whites, blacks, 11 minutes.
10. Black churches in Missouri suffer string of fires, 10 minutes
Miguel Almaguer of NBC topped the list of "most used reporters" (excluding anchors), with 284 minutes. Others of color on the list are Jeff Pegues of CBS, 238 minutes; Nancy Cordes of CBS, 208 minutes; Gabe Gutierrez of NBC, 182 minutes; Tom Llamas of ABC, 177 minutes; and Gio Benitez of ABC, 160 minutes.
- Andrew Tyndall, Tyndall Report: Top Twenty Stories of 2015
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