news bias, with its emphasis on conflict and its funhouse reflection of society. That means wholehear…hey have ever been, and I think journalism has to go a few bold steps further to sustain democracy. I don’t think it’s enough just to inform; we need to engage and connect as well. That means getting beyond the hard news bias, with its emphasis on conflict and its funhouse reflection of society. That means wholeheartedly embracing other kinds of stories.
Now it’s up to the rest of journalism to catch up with Stacia Brown and her counterparts around the country who are not just imagining the possibility of more and richer stories about communities of color, but actually reporting them.