The “Fundamental, Non-Politicized Ideal”: Toward a New BLM Coverage
“It boils down to how journalists and editors are making decisions about what is newsworthy,” Varma says. “Is it only newsworthy if there’s a fire? Can it be newsworthy that this many people are concerned, and what are they trying to accomplish by coming together?”
Anita Varma, assistant director, journalism and media ethics, and social sector ethics, quoted by the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.