For a very long time
, I have loved journalism and believed in its quest for truth. Every morning as a kid, I devoured the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sporting Green
. Then there was my hard-hitting third grade newspaper
, my middle school baseball fantasy league newsletter, my high school newspaper, and of course, the esteemed and honorable publication you are reading right now. Because “democracy dies in darkness
,” we need a vibrant press to help us see the light and hold power to account.
But this week’s lead article
poked a small hole in my unflinching view of journalism. Reporter Aaron Miguel Cantú
warns against placing blind trust in a longstanding white-dominated institution that has for hundreds of years excluded journalists of color. Which stories are told? Which facts are missed? Please read the article and let me know your thoughts!
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