May 28, 2021 - Podcasts

The news media's reckoning on race

When George Floyd was killed, the protests for racial justice put pressure on news organizations to do what many people had been urging for years: hire and promote more journalists of color, listen to them, let them cover stories relevant to their communities. Like the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Or, more recently, the Atlanta spa shootings.

Guests: Toulouse Olurunnipa, reporter for The Washington Post and a CNN political analyst, and Martin G. Reynolds, the co-executive director of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at [email protected].

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