Journalism students at Michigan State University aren’t just asking questions and reporting on the diverse communities around them — they are looking inward, gauging their efforts to make their reporting more inclusive.
A class offered at the university in East Lansing pushes its journalism students to document the demographics of the sources they interview for stories so they can track how closely they match the demographics of the communities they cover.
The goal of the initiative, called Fair Chance ReportingRead Story
After nearly 20 years of interviewing designers, coordinating photo shoots and identifying fashion trends, Houston Chronicle fashion editor and writer Joy Sewing yearned for a change.
“I was really trying to leave,” said Sewing, a native Houstonian. “I felt like I’d done all I could do in the fashion realm that I had. I felt I needed another challenge.”
Then police killed George Floyd.
“When George Floyd happened, I think a lot of journalists, particularly Black journalists who may notRead Story