Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
June 11, 2020, 2:40 p.m.
Audience & Social

“I continue to have nightmares that I still work there”: Many, many journalists speak out about racism in newsrooms across the country

“My boss — sitting next to me in a meeting with his boss — stretched out his leg to lower the chair I was sitting in while I was speaking. A seat at the table is not enough.”

Over the last week, journalists of color have been talking about the racism and discrimination they’ve faced while working in newsrooms.

Many journalists have shared their stories on Twitter, often risking job security and violating NDAs to do so. One story is one story, but as the stories pile on top of each other, it becomes obvious that racism in news media is institutionalized across the United States — from newsrooms large and small, in towns and cities, at legacy publications, television stations, and digital startups.

Nieman Lab is amplifying these stories in this thread, which we’ll continue to update indefinitely. Please read (or read in unrolled form here), and if you’d like to share your story or point us to one you’ve already shared, we’ll add it to the thread.

Photo of receipts by Ben Osteen used under a Creative Commons license.

POSTED     June 11, 2020, 2:40 p.m.
SEE MORE ON Audience & Social
SHARE THIS STORY
   
Show comments  
Show tags
 
Join the 60,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.
“One of our approaches here is thinking if we manage [to get] platforms and the companies to put attention into Spanish-language misinformation in the U.S., that is going to benefit our regions in the long term.”
What’s working for local TV stations on Facebook? Posting early, killing hashtags, skipping sports
Local TV stations have huge audiences on Facebook, but they’ll need new ways to reach younger Americans who associate the app with their parents.
Another language, another alphabet: Polish media adds Ukrainian sections amid war
Poland, which has taken in more Ukrainian refugees than any other country, is launching news products for them.