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NABJ President Dorothy Tucker Addresses KOCO-TV Anchor Comparing Black Co-Anchor to Gorilla

Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kanya Stewart
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"NABJ has already reached out to Hearst, the owners of KOCO-TV in Oklahoma, City, and we are preparing to take steps that will not only help the television station but the industry as a whole reduce the likelihood of such egregious incidents. Upon reviewing the footage, several other issues were immediately noticed in the subsequent apology that requires urgent attention. We will have more regarding this incident and others in the coming days and have offered NABJ as a resource to help eradicate these issues." - Dorothy Tucker, NABJ President 




Sept. 1, 2019 

Dear NABJ Members,
We are disappointed and disturbed about the recent and frequent inappropriate actions and growing use of photos, artwork, language and videos that are culturally offensive and insensitive in today‚Äôs media landscape. Many believe the current racial climate may be one driver of what appears to be a surge in such activities. Other times, it is simply ignorance of cultural sensitivities, blatant disregard or a lack of training.  Read more from President Tucker here.

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