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"we've talked abt diversity for long time... white reporters need to participate, too... we are not perfect, have to evolve along w audience...can only enrich our work." - @weijia "race is always part of [all] our beats" "also, geographic diversity" - @Yamiche #AAJA20 #knightlive
"problem is now ppl are perceiving facts as bias... used to see TV & take it to be true unless proven false... huge section of country now takes it to be false until proven true by gov't" - @weijia #knightlive #disinformation #misinformation #fakenews #aaja20 #aajafamily
"have to make bulletproof when it comes to facts. There is war on info now as part of political climate." - @weijia
"are ppl who do not see #covid19 as real. have to present facts, ppl are dying, suffering... do best we can to combat #disinformation." - @rachelvscott #knightlive
"so focused on #journalism,[not reactions]...have to take care of self. doing this job in a black body, sometimes I forget bc don't want to be seen as less than...but reality is husband, myself, could easily be targeted. rest 2day, come back 2m w fierceness" -@Yamiche #knightlive
"impossible to not tell stories abt impact on #aapi. having that perspective is critical in shaping Qs. not just me, WOC, ChineseAmerican... at EOD, no matter [background], if you see injustice, it is our job to call that out &to hold those in power to account." -@weijia #aaja20
impt to not just show data, but explain context. i.e. food desert in one spot vs 13 blocks over & diff in health/cost impact; show ppl wait on ground for asylum. teach history of U.S.. Explain fams are stabbed bc AAPI. Data leaves ppl as numbers. -@Yamiche #knightlive #AAJA20
"it's OK if ppl left uncomfortable after seeing truthful piece of #journalism. we ask why, move fwd together. not something to run from. we present these stories to try to make this country, distance little smaller, better for everyone." -@weijia #aaja20 #knightlive
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