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

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June 7, 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.
 
Recently, a panel of esteemed journalists acknowledged shortcomings of media coverage as it relates to people of color and also cited inaccurate images frequently projected by the nation’s entertainment industry. At a conference hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Gregory L. Moore, editor of The Denver Post and panel moderator, said the media have made mistakes in covering the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and other issues involving race.

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.
 

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