Professor Jason Johnson was recently interviewed by the Maynard Institute for the article “Media Misses the Mark When Covering Black Electorate”
Another issue is that political reporters consistently visit black churches to gauge black viewpoints on political issues. But some argue that church-going blacks are not a true representation of the community. Jason Johnson, a political science professor at Hiram College, says the media must interview a broader segment of the black community. “You visit a black church if you want to find two groups of black people – people who are age 55 or above or married people,” says Johnson, also author of the new book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell.