Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday.
The promo effort, “We are CNN,” will include a 4 minute short film and a 60 second spot as the media company staffs up for hundreds of roles for its streaming expansion.
The #ChangeHollywood Writer’s Room Database of Experts and Anti-Racist Trainer Directory are resources aimed at helping the industry fulfill all its anti-racist pledges made following the national social justice protests last year.
Executives from NBCU Owned Stations, CBS Television Stations, Graham Media, SmithGeiger and the Local Media Association envision a future for TV news in two years’ time that is more inclusive in its coverage and among its decision makers, holding on to the heightened sense of relevance it struck with viewers in the pandemic. “It’s incumbent on news departments not just to serve facts, but relevance, perspective and helpfulness,” said CBS’s David Friend at last week’s NewsTECHForum.