Behind the Stories Podcast: Reporting on Race and Racism as a Journalist

The news media is fac­ing a reck­on­ing over diver­si­ty, equi­ty and inclu­sion. UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents Sama­ra Thack­er, Court­ney Gavitt and Jor­dana Castel­li go behind the sto­ries to find out how jour­nal­ists should cov­er race and racism, and how to avoid prac­tices and reflex­es that mar­gin­al­ize people. 

Fea­tur­ing inter­views with SNY sports anchor Chris Williamson, NextShark head of busi­ness devel­op­ment Way­lae Gre­goire, and UConn Jour­nal­ism Pro­fes­sor in Res­i­dence Gail Mac­Don­ald.

Host­ed and edit­ed by UConn Jour­nal­ism junior Naiela Suleiman.

Record­ed in April 2021. Lis­ten on Anchor.

Pho­to by Faith Eselé on Unsplash