REVIEW: New paradigms plus technology could change the way we report on race

Review of Reporting on Race in a Digital Era, by Carolyn Nielsen

Keywords: case studies, journalism, journalism theory, objectivity, race relations, race reporting, reviews, United States

Abstract

Reporting on Race in a Digital Era, by Carolyn Nielsen. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii, 236 pages. ISBN 978-3-030-35220-2/ISBN 978-3-030-35221-9 (eBook)

CAROLYN NIELSEN has proposed a role for journalism in resolving political oppression, offering a case study on the crisis surrounding street killings of African Americans by police. This United States journalism academic provides a review of prominent work since the 1970s on journalism theory and principles. She gives an historical treatment of news media coverage in race relations and criticises ‘traditional’ journalism—as a central point kicking into the corpse of ‘objectivity’ as a key value. This is late, with objectivity and a moral neutrality, as the adopted trait of journalists, already forsaken.

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Published
30-11-2020
How to Cite
DuffieldL. (2020). REVIEW: New paradigms plus technology could change the way we report on race: Review of Reporting on Race in a Digital Era, by Carolyn Nielsen. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 26(2), 291-292. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v26i2.1142