Media and Politics Podcast
About This Show
The Shorenstein Center Media and Politics Podcast features insight and expertise from leading voices at the intersection of media, politics and public policy. Prominent journalists, editors and academics address topics such as the media industry, campaigns and politics, foreign policy, race and gender, and technology.
Most Recent Episode
Derrick Z. Jackson: Environmental Justice? Unjust Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis
A conversation with Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, about his new research paper examining the failure of national media outlets to respond to the Flint water crisis in an urgent manner, as well as biases in coverage. Jackson asks what catastrophes might have been averted had national media outlets stepped in sooner—and why it took so long for the Flint water crisis to become a story worthy of national attention. He points to a lack of newsroom diversity, a history of national media paying little attention to environmental justice in communities of color, and the tendency to act only after harm has been verified by doctors and scientists—rather than in response to widespread citizen concern. Full paper: https://shorensteincenter.org/environmental-justice-unjust-coverage-of-the-flint-water-crisis/
Rated 5 out of
Great listen for anyone interested in politics / media, all of the speakers are very insightful!
Date published: 2016-10-20