COVID-19 is now so entrenched in daily life that some may not have noticed how it's bled onto the screen. From subtle mask wearing to celebrations of essential workers, the coronavirus pandemic has made its way into commercials and entertainment alike—sending different messages along the way.
The U.S. has a long history of identity-focused media outlets. Telemundo is one of the most established, serving Hispanic audiences. Among the newest is the Black News Channel, which launches Jan. 6 in an estimate of 33 million homes.
An Illinois free speech advocate spoke in Normal on Wednesday and compared President Donald Trump's characterization of journalists as "scum" and "dirt" to tactics used by tyrannical dictators of the past.