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Racism In The News

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Let's Talk New Mexico 2/15 8a. Call 277-5866 - Diversity has increasingly become a buzz word for businesses and industries in recent years and that includes the journalism industry, as newsrooms struggle to better represent the communities they serve. Here in New Mexico, the recent publication of a racist cartoon by the state's largest newspaper sparked a firestorm of criticism. We'll discuss racism in the news and diversity in newsrooms. 

Do you see yourself and the people you know reflected in your local news? Are the issues facing your family, your neighborhood, your community covered with integrity and accuracy in your newspaper or on your TV or radio? We'd like to hear from you. Email letstalk@kunm.org, Tweet using the hashtag #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.


  • Andrea Quijada, visual communication scholar and PhD student, Art History, UNM; formerly with the New Mexico Media Literacy Project
  • Kateri Zuni, radio producer and youth coordinator with Generation Justice; UNM law school student
  • Michele Salcedo, editor, former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists


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