Onica N. Makwakwa of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. (unityjournalists.org) and Darrell L. Williams of The Loop (theloop21.com) today announced that their organizations are partnering on a survey of how media covered racial issues in the presidential election, biling it as a “unique opportunity for journalists of color to show how diversity in the newsroom could make a difference in news coverage.” The survey results will be announced next month before the presidential inauguration.
As an organization involved with UNITY, it will be fascinating to see what the survey reveals.
It’s also the first time I’ve heard of the Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based The Loop, but I’m a new fan.
“The Loop provides in-depth analysis of economics and politics, plus black opinion, from across the nation. Our mission is to lead the debate on black progress in America by looking beyond the headlines to uncover how news affects the lives of people of color. The Loop looks at the problems that hold us back and highlights thoughtful ideas and solutions. In short, we tell you what the mainstream news doesn’t. And we want everyone to join the conversation. Issues thought of as ‘black issues’ — education, poverty, civil rights — are national issues that affect people of every race.”