ABC Stations Lay Big Bet On Race, Culture Reporting

TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp talks with Mariel Myers, Nzinga Blake and Porsha Grant, executive producers of ABC Owned Television Stations’ new race and culture reporting team, about the project’s bold goals to bring depth and context to reporting on underrepresented communities across the group’s eight stations.

A New Way To Cover Underrepresented Communities

ABC’s newly announced “race and culture” team is an ambitious experiment in collaboration and a significant commitment of resources: a dedicated “multi-skilled journalist” embedded in each of ABC’s eight owned-station newsrooms, three executive producers and two senior executives.

ABC O&Os Launch Race & Culture Content Team

ABC owned stations has formed a content team focusing on race and culture. The station group says the team will publish stories from underrepresented and marginalized communities across multiple platforms for both daily news coverage and special projects.