Monday, June 13, 2016

Concerns over Few Asians in Broadcasting, News - VOA NEWS

Originally published: June 11, 2016

Recent disputes over using white actors to play characters of color in Hollywood films have raised concerns that the media ignore minorities.

Activist groups have called for more minorities to be hired for media jobs. Some Asian Americans worry that they are becoming invisible especially in the entertainment industry.

They say minorities are often underrepresented and their opinions go unheard. Experts say that is a problem in television news also.

Asians represent the fastest growing racial minority in the United States. However, critics say there are few Asian faces reporting news across the country.

Juju Chang is an Asian American news anchor. She questions whether there is enough diversity in top management jobs.