“Book On It”

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in “The Race Beat” by Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff. This Pulitzer-Price winning book details the 50s & 60s era of newspaper publications and how they covered the Civil Rights movement.

The book is immensely thorough. The work journalists did for the story showed the dignity of journalism, even with the atrocious actions of racism. It is interesting in comparison to how the press today covers the news, particularly racism, with clickbait culture and subtly true coverage and reporting.