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Diversity In News Coverage

By | October 11, 2013

Mark Trahant. Photo courtesy of UAA.

Mark Trahant. Photo courtesy of UAA.

This year’s University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism is the first Native to hold the position. Alaska residents come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and the state is home to half of the nation’s tribes, yet most of the reporters in the state are white. Does this matter? What changes when there is more diversity in reporting?

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HOST:  Lori TownsendAlaska Public Radio Network

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  • Mark Trahant, Atwood Chair of Journalism, University of Alaska Anchorage

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