Week 4: Newspapers

Sara Raheem

Race or gender should not be involved within a story unless it is a prevalent part about what occurred. Examples would be, if a robbery occurred and a journalist was interested in taking a woman’s perspective on what happened, it would be unnecessary to state what gender the person being quoted is. Whereas if something as a hate crime were committed, it would make the race of the individual a prevalent part, holding some importance of what should be written. I am torn in between on whether stating the race or gender would improve the news, but I do believe it’d improve the variety of it. Most people being quoted are predominantly Caucasian  people, which inaccurately depicts the general population. By involving different races and genders into the news would improve it by giving diverse opinions. Overall, stating the race or gender could help in some circumstances but would not be a great impact on the audience reading the newspaper.

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