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White Reporters Write 93 Percent of Election 2012 Coverage, Study Finds

 
 
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A new infographic by 4th Estate, a project that produces visual, statistical analysis, found that 93 percent of front-page election 2012 articles were written by white reporters. Although whites make up only 60 percent of the population, they are dominating the major election coverage, silencing black, Hispanic and Asian voices.

Concerning issues that especially affect minority populations — the economy, social issues, foreign policy and immigration — white reporters are covering more than 90 percent of these reports. 

And based on the 4th Estate's last infographic looking at gender and the media, most of these reporters are probably white men.

AlterNet / By Alyssa Figueroa

Posted at October 25, 2012, 1:09pm

 
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