How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media


The Internet and social networks have opened up new avenues of communication for women and people of color, but mainstream news is still not adequately including minority communities in the conversation. How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on Women and People of Color by Joshunda Sanders reveals the lack of diversity that persists in the media today. Uncovering and analyzing the racial bias in the media and in many newsrooms, this book reveals the lesser-known side of the media—newsrooms and outlets that are often fraught with underlying racist and sexist tension.

Sanders brings an insider's perspective combined with interviews from industry experts, evaluates traditional media's efforts to integrate both women and people of color into legacy newsrooms, and examines the future of women and people of color in the mainstream media.