In a recent article for Editor & Publisher Gabe Schneider writes about how journalism outlets need new and better social media policies, especially in the wake of the events of 2020.

“But even in the wake of massive protests, even as management at many legacy newspapers committed to better social media policies, and even as journalism has shifted to a mostly online workforce, there’s been a lack of movement in newsrooms to craft a social media policy that allows journalists of color to just do their jobs.” 

“The trend line is that reporters, often Black, are punished for their perspective, even if it’s rooted in reporting and facts. Punishment can mean being barred from covering a topic that is close to the reporter’s identity, or an implied threat of being fired.”

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