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Amid National Racial Turmoil, New York Times Drops Its Race Beat

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This week The New York Times said it would end its race and ethnicity coverage, moving the newspaper's sole reporter on that beat, Tanzina Vega, to cover the Bronx courts instead.

The Times' public editor, Margaret Sullivan, wrote about the move this week, saying the news was not well received by some readers.

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about what race coverage means in today's social climate, and why The New York Times may have decided to end it.

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This segment aired on January 30, 2015.

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