43 min

2. Racism‪?‬ Harry, Meghan and the Media

    • Society & Culture

Did racism play a role in the coverage of Meghan Markle? In 2016 stories about Prince Harry’s new girlfriend were all over the front pages of the papers. Harry attacked the ‘racial undertones of comment pieces’ in the newspapers. BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan analyses the language used and challenges a journalist over her controversial phrase “exotic DNA”.

This five part series ask you to question what you think about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Why did the coverage of Meghan Markle turn so sour, so quickly? Why did the story turn from the fairy tale wedding of a Prince and his new type of Princess, to a tale of so-called ‘duelling duchesses’? In this series, you will hear from the people who wrote this very modern drama: the reporters, columnists and broadcasters who shape public opinion on royalty. Allegations of sexism, racism and strategic leaks – we examine them all.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Phoebe Keane

Material from:
Holt Renfrew and TheTig.com
Suits, Hypnotic and Universal Cable
UN Women
Oprah with Meghan and Harry, by Harpo Productions for CBS

Did racism play a role in the coverage of Meghan Markle? In 2016 stories about Prince Harry’s new girlfriend were all over the front pages of the papers. Harry attacked the ‘racial undertones of comment pieces’ in the newspapers. BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan analyses the language used and challenges a journalist over her controversial phrase “exotic DNA”.

This five part series ask you to question what you think about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Why did the coverage of Meghan Markle turn so sour, so quickly? Why did the story turn from the fairy tale wedding of a Prince and his new type of Princess, to a tale of so-called ‘duelling duchesses’? In this series, you will hear from the people who wrote this very modern drama: the reporters, columnists and broadcasters who shape public opinion on royalty. Allegations of sexism, racism and strategic leaks – we examine them all.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Phoebe Keane

Material from:
Holt Renfrew and TheTig.com
Suits, Hypnotic and Universal Cable
UN Women
Oprah with Meghan and Harry, by Harpo Productions for CBS

43 min

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