How Russia-Ukraine media coverage reveals racial bias in wartime reporting

March 26, 2022
16 min
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How Russia-Ukraine media coverage reveals racial bias in wartime reporting

How Russia-Ukraine media coverage reveals racial bias in wartime reporting

March 26, 2022
16 min
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Are journalists – the people we hope remain neutral in the midst of war – truly unbiased when it comes to reporting on the Russia-Ukraine conflict?  Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine last month, reporters have been called out for saying Ukrainians “look more like us,” comparing them to white Americans and implying that wars in non-white countries are normalized. On this week’s episode ofConnect the Dots, we hear from Lorraine Ali, a television critic for the Los Angeles Times, about her views on how inherent bias affects war reporting. We’ll also speak with her about her family's escape from Iraq during the U.S. invasion and how she hopes to see equitable coverage of other countries experiencing warfare in addition to Ukraine.