Black History: Reporting on the racial reckoning

NBCU Academy Presents “Behind the Story”

MSNBC host Joshua Johnson sat down with NBC News correspondents Blayne Alexander and Shaquille Brewster to talk about covering the racial reckoning sparked by the killing of George Floyd in late May. Blayne, Shaquille and Joshua also reflect on our coverage of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks.

This week, our “Behind the Story” focuses on the ability of journalists to parse out the personal from the professional while covering breaking news events.