“Coming to Terms with our Own Racism”: Journalists Grapple with the Racialization of their News

  title={“Coming to Terms with our Own Racism”: Journalists Grapple with the Racialization of their News},
  author={Emily M. Drew},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  pages={353 - 373}
  • Emily M. Drew
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Sociology
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
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