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“The media treating Twitter like an assignment editor is one of the fundamental errors that enabled meme warriors to play everyone.”
“We can try to address inequities by being conscientious about who we feature in our coverage over a period of time.”
“I wouldn’t want any readers to get the impression that we have, like, millions of dollars in venture capital that we’re [spending on] sushi Thursdays.”
Early coverage sidestepped conversations about the unique kinds of gendered racism that a Black girl from a working-class California neighborhood might face on the professional tour.
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
“It is a lot like science writing in general. You need to have a very good understanding of the content.”
“What we often don’t think about is how tech accountability is also so many other types of coverage. It’s labor coverage, climate change coverage, healthcare coverage, criminal justice coverage, immigration coverage — I could go on and on.”
“If accessibility is only pitched as something that’s related to code or only related to computers, it’s going to be real easy for people in newsrooms to distance themselves from that.”
New research finds the visuals of heat-wave news coverage are more likely to put a positive spin on extreme heat than the articles themselves.
“You have to understand the context that these communities live in before you go in with a recorder, extract information, and leave.”