Tag: News coverage

OPINION: Gabrielle Petito case exposes mainstream media’s neglect of missing people of color

By Daesha Gear It feels like an individual’s race determines who deserves acknowledgement and advocacy based on past media coverage of missing persons. Most recently, mainstream news outlets like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News have extensively covered the disappearance, and eventual discovery, of the remains of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito, a travel lifestyle social media influencer.

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OPINION: There is a problem with televised news

While various news outlets choose what gets covered and what we are informed with, they can leave many Americans uninformed on topics they ought to know regardless if it’s prone to being popular or not.