By Ann Brown
Minnesota journalists admit they have a problem with bias and say they need more training to understanding racial bias.
This bias has led to inaccuracies and a lack of representation of communities of color in news coverage, according to a survey of about 250 reporters, editors, producers and other media professionals.
Just 20 percent of survey respondents said they believe Minnesota media outlets do a “good” or “excellent” job portraying indigenous people and people of color. Most rate the coverage as poor or fair, MPR News reported.
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Despite this, 80 percent of Minnesota journalists said they are at least “somewhat confident” that they can accurately report on the experiences and stories of people from racial or cultural groups different than their own.
“There’s kind of this contrast of media professionals thinking they might be doing OK, but overall they don’t think the field is doing great, and they’re reporting that they and Click here to read entire article