How people of color are using social media — especially Twitter — to cover the stories the mainstream media are either getting wrong or just ignoring was covered in the Online News Association’s “Black Twitter and Beyond” panel on Sept. 24 in Los Angeles. AllDigitocracy Founder Tracie Powell moderated an Online News Association panel with:
- Co-moderator Dexter Thomas Jr. – Reporter, Los Angeles Times;
- Tanzila Ahmed – Co-Host, The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast;
- Meredith Clark – Assistant Professor, Mayborn School of Journalism – University of North Texas; and
- Sharis Delgadillo – Co-host of Latino Rebels Radio, LatinoRebels.com
Powell led a spirited discussion on how Latino, Muslim and other underreported communities have learned lessons from Black Twitter on how to better engage, report and respond to the needs of people they cover. Below is the Livestream video from the panel.