This summary is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pew Research Center analyzed Black Americans’ experiences, habits, and attitudes around news and information.

A survey of 4,742 Black U.S. adults was conducted Feb. 22–March 5, 2023.

Key findings include:
1.) 63% of Black respondents said news about Black people is often more negative than news about other racial and ethnic groups.
2.) Half of respondents said coverage of Black news stories is often missing important information and only 9% said the news often reports the full story.
— 43% of respondents said the coverage largely stereotypes Black people.
3.) 39% of respondents said they see news that is racist or racially insensitive extremely or fairly often.
4.) 48% of respondents said having journalists advocate for Black people is extremely or very important.
— 45% of Black respondents thought Black journalists did a better job than other journalists at covering issues related to race and racial inequality.

Find the original research here.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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