Week 4 Blog 4

By Mckinley Thompson

No, news outlets shouldn’t identify a sources minority or gender especially if it’s not important to the story. I don’t know how else to say that it shouldn’t matter and fill up the required space to receive credit for the work. A sources gender or ethnicity shouldn’t matter if what they’re saying helps paint a better picture of the story being told or shines a new light on the story, that’s all that matters. Sharing the gender or ethnicity of a source could almost be seen as an effort to discredit the source or put into question their credibility. I don’t think having women or minorities as sources adds anything to the news. Again I’ll say that it shouldn’t matter, if it’s news that’s all that matters.

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