Journalists of color provide reporting and insight on topics others miss
Reading and watching the same old repetitive news coverage about the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, produced by mainstream news outlets? I mean once you’ve seen one report about Donald Trump’s 75 minute speech or Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) getting booed off stage, you’ve pretty much seen them all, right?
From a panel discussion on Periscope about #BlackTwitter to taking viewers and readers to parts of Philadelphia many in mainstream media don’t know exist, journalists of color are producing convention coverage that others miss. And AllDigitocracy is following it all. Just as we did with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, we’ve created a Twitter list that captures every video, soundbite, and piece of analysis being created by journalists of color covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia aka #DemsInPhilly aka #DNCInPHL aka #DNC16.
Some of the journalists we’re following include young breakout talent like Buzzfeed’s Bim Adewunmi who is posting lots of wicked video, and AllDigitocracy’s very own Jon C. Dowding, who is on top of all things media and diversity. We’re also following veteran reporters like The Hill’s Scott Wong, who is live-tweeting and posting lots of cool photos, and Suzanne Gamboa who is writing insightful takes on immigration and other issues of import for NBC Latino, an NBC News vertical focused on news for and about Hispanics.
In addition to journalists of color who work for mainstream news organizations, our list also includes independent reporters and bloggers as well as those who work for startups at the cutting edge of digital news and politics. They include journalists like Mandy Velez of Revelist, a website that targets young women, and Feminista Jones, a blogger/activist who is bringing attention to issues and events mainstream news organizations are ignoring, including a Witness to Hunger exhibit at the convention and a nation-wide sit-in, #MLKSitIn, which will take place July 31st on every street in the country named in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jones will likely live-tweet from the Philadelphia sit-in.
We’ll promote some of this work on our Twitter timeline and Facebook fan page. But by subscribing to our list you will be able to closely monitor highlights of Latin speeches given at the convention, both in English and Spanish; get behind-the-scenes footage and photos; and follow live-tweets from some of the best and hardest working journalists in the business.
So if you want to know how journalists of color are covering the Democratic National Convention, (or how they covered the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, for that matter) follow our list!