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Broken News: There’s A Race Problem in Journalism — Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
"This (not) just in! Journalism has a problem with diversity that’s been around since, well, the start of journalism. Featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Lowery, Senior Writer at Rolling Stone Jamil Smith, and freelance journalist Patrice Peck.
This piece was produced by Razan Ghalayini with Ishan Thakore and edited by Anthony Mascorro."
What is it like to be a Black journalist in the US right now? — Al Jazeera The Stream
"Journalists are trained to shed light on stories and to report the experiences of people. But when Black journalists are watching videos of Black people being killed at the hands of white police officers, when they are telling stories of people being accosted for driving while Black, walking while Black and jogging while Black, they are telling their own stories.
Black journalists have said that doing their jobs at this time is 'exhausting,' that they are 'carrying a unique burden,' living in a 'special kind of hell' and 'covering a storm that never passes.' Ultimately, one said, what they are doing every day amounts to 'screaming into the void.'"
"Along with protests against police brutality and racial injustice in major cities across the country, black journalists in America are also documenting the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people of color. The author of the newsletter "Coronavirus News for Black Folks," Patrice Peck, joined CBSN to discuss how the steady stream of negativity has been exhausting for black journalists."
Black Journalists are Exhausted — Keep It Social WGBH
"Journalist Patrice Peck joins Paris and Terrence to share how they are balancing professionalism and identity in the midst of social justice resistance and Covid-19. They dive into what it is like to cover moments like these that revolve around racial inequalities and social justice.
‘What are the mental affects?’ ‘How do you balance it?’ ‘Can I show up to work as my complete self?’ They also discuss how the pandemic has intensified the current climate for Black Journalists. For these questions and others, they give their honest answers."
#396: Kierna Mayo with Patrice Peck — Longform Podcast
"Kierna Mayo is the showrunner and head writer for the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact. She is the former editor-in-chief of EBONY and Honey Magazine, which she co-founded at age 27.
Guest host Patrice Peck is a freelance journalist and writes the Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter. Her most recent article is "Black Journalists Are Exhausted," an op-ed published in The New York Times."
Newsletter Seeks To Give Black Folks The Coronavirus News Most Pertinent To The Community — Blavity News
"Veteran writer and reporter Patrice Peck is hoping to give Black people a better understanding of how the virus is affecting their communities."
"Though often referred to as the “great equalizer,” the novel coronavirus has disproportionately hit black communities and decades of disparities are now on full display.
Journalist Patrice Peck is dedicated to covering all of this with her newsletter, Coronavirus News For Black Folks."
Black Journalist Launches Newsletter to Keep Black People Informed About the Coronavirus Pandemic — The Root
“It’s important to have news platforms that are specifically tailored to fit the needs of black people who wish to stay informed. This is more true now than ever before, as the current global health crisis has proven to infect and kill black people disproportionately in the U.S. Thankfully, one black journalist was innovative enough to provide a space where we can stay informed and updated on the pandemic.”
This Veteran Journalist Created A Newsletter To Give Black Folks Important Coronavirus News — Black Enterprise
“The rapid spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, has ravaged communities in the U.S. and across the world. In major cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, and Milwaukee, a majority of the new cases have been African American patients. Internet conspiracies and a historic mistrust of the medical field has only made many not go to the hospital. One journalist is looking to change the way black people stay informed about the virus outbreak.”