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Journalism's Mistakes In Covering Trump And Its Time Of Racial Reckoning

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President Donald J. Trump holds up his fist during farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 20, 2021 after serving as the commander-in-chief for four years. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kevin M. Roy)

Newsrooms are dealing with criticism for their coverage of President Donald Trump as well as calls for greater racial equity in their ranks and coverage.

The Media Critics discussed accusations that journalists did too little too late in calling out Trump's misstatements as lies. They also commented on newsrooms' efforts to have more people of color as members of staff, sources, and serving on their boards.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.