Tonight, KCCI is hosting a virtual forum with Black collegiate athletes in Iowa to share insights about the stereotypes and micro aggressions they face.
This forum marks one of the first times Iowa leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have sat down together for an extensive conversation on the racial inequality in Iowa they hope to change.
They’re undecided Iowa voters about who to vote for in the upcoming Iowa Caucus that kicks off on Monday. They represent a cross-section of their community in age, race, gender and social economic standings. And they are sitting down with some Democratic candidates for a conversation on-camera from the studios at KCCI, the Hearst CBS affiliate in Des Moines. They ask their own questions. It’s personal, revealing, and to the point.
“What people will see is graphics and a clearer presentation. These will make our stories and severe weather coverage easier to follow,” said Allison Smith, KCCI’s news director.
“The visual part of storytelling has long been a hallmark here at KCCI, and a recognizable part of what makes us ‘Iowa’s News Leader’,” said Donna Smith, KCCI chief photographer.