Gabby Petito’s Case Coverage Reveals Implicit Bias and Lack of Diversity in Media
Carol Liebler, communications professor in the Newhouse School, was interviewed by several outlets for stories about race, media coverage and bias. Outlets include The Associated Press, CBS 6 Albany, WPIX-TV (New York City) and KCBS Radio (San Francisco).
In the Associated Press article, Liebler discussed the case of Gabby Petito and the media’s lack of coverage for missing women of color. She said, ‘The causes are layered, but implicit bias in favor of both whiteness and conventional beauty standards play in, along with a lack of newsroom diversity and police choices in which cases to pursue.’