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Figuring Out North Korea | What It's Like To Report On Race Today

Some of the first journalists to specialize in reporting on race were ... white men. They doggedly covered the civil rights movement for local and national outlets, bringing needed attention to the ways America's social and political systems were stacked against the nation's black citizens. These days, the race beat still exists, but it's occupied by a more diverse group of journalists. Today we're asking some of the beat's most prominent reporters how they approach their assignments. We're joined by Tanzina Vega, national race and inequality reporter for CNN, Errin Haines Whack, race and ethnicity reporter for The Associated Press, Julia Craven, race and civil rights reporter for The Huffington Post and Hank Klibanoff, director of the journalism program at Emory University. First, we'll discuss the escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea — and how we got here —with Thomas Hubbard, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at The Council on Foreign Relations. After we held this conversation, President Trump doubled down on his tough talk on North Korea. We'll have those comments and reaction tomorrow on The News Roundup.

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