Topic: Racial Issues and Equality
Posted on 3/31/2021
ABC owned stations have formed a content team focusing on race and culture, to help publish and highlight news stories from
underrepresented and marginalized communities across multiple platforms for both daily news coverage and special projects in its New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno markets.
“Embedding a content team across our stations which ensure intentional inclusion of balanced coverage underscores our commitment to inform and reflect the communities and audiences we serve,” said Wendy McMahon, president of ABC Owned Television Stations. “ABC is committed to featuring the stories and experiences of richly diverse communities that often go untold and yet bring an incredible perspective that must be heard.”
The team includes executive producers and multiskilled journalists from marginalized communities and diverse backgrounds. The journalists are embedded at stations and will develop crucial community relationships that will guide deeper reporting.
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