Hi Everyone! Welcome to episode 11 of Spilling Chai, coming to you from Washington, DC.
In the aftermath of George Floyd’s brutal murder at the hands of the police, a racial reckoning spread across the country which is frankly still going strong. But another reckoning is taking place in America’s newsrooms, calling out the media industry for how it contributes to a racist culture that renders Black journalists voiceless. Frankly, most people of color in the media can relate.
Well, one journalist is taking a leading role in confronting outdated newsroom norms. I am talking about Wesley Lowery. Lowery is a journalist at CBS News, formerly with The Washington Post. He was a lead on the Post‘s “Fatal Force” project that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 as well as the author of They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement.
After becoming a CNN political contributor in 2017, this year Lowery was announced as a correspondent for 60 in 6, a short-form spinoff of 60 Minutes for Quibi, and he joins us today on “Spilling Chai.”