It’s All About Race: KING 5 Moves To Fill Racial Quotas

FTVLive reported:

“I think most newsrooms around the county, and I think KING 5 would likely fall into this category as well, are very white-centered in terms of their approach (to the news),” said KING 5 President and General Manager Jim Rose.
Anchor Mimi Jung said if the story isn’t specifically about race, KING does a poor job of representing those other than white people.
“We’re not doing enough. We’re not pushing hard enough,” she said.
The Poynter Institute will conduct a more scientific, data driven review on KING’s content in the coming months and provide KING 5 with feedback on how to serve the community with more inclusive journalism.

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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9 thoughts on “It’s All About Race: KING 5 Moves To Fill Racial Quotas

  1. Deck chairs on the Titanic. No one really watches linear news these days. My hunch is they deliver more audience on-line than on-air. Still, I applaud Rose for his candor.

  2. I’d like to have more full-blooded non-English speaking Chinese women delivering the news. To Hell with any language barrier. C’mon KING 5. You aren’t trying hard enough!!

  3. Can we really trust our news channels if the reports aren’t given by Blacks and Asians? I think we need more Yiddish speaking, Orthodox Jews and full-blooded Native Americans (we called them Indians, back in the day) on Seattle TV news.

    1. Personally! I think we are making way to much news about this subject then we need to. I like things just the way they were ten years ago.no body out protesting nobody complaining about how many of this color of People were on tv. Everybody seamed to get along just fine .and the news was a lot more interesting.

      1. Back then we didn’t have issues like a culture that supports the thug life and Liberal white guilt.

        1. The fact that hiring by race violates EEOC employment laws should be of some concern. (I guess it depends on the color of the hire in 2023?)

          1. I would like to see someone challenge some of these hiring decisions. A more skilled person, non BIPOC, that was not hired. What lawyer would take a case like that?

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