Alia Marsha Publishes on the “Sidekicking” of Minorities in Journalism


IAS student Alia Marsha’s article, “Why Seattle Times’ “sidekicking” Hollis Wong-Wear is bad for journalism,” appeared yesterday on the Seattle Globalist site.  Alia is a senior in Media and Communication Studies, and is editor-in-chief of the Husky Herald, UW Bothell’s student paper. In her article, Alia addresses the treatment of underrepresented populations in American journalism, focusing on a recent article that ran in The Seattle Times about Seattle based white rapper Macklemore. The Seattle Times piece referred to Asian American artist Hollis Wong-Wear as Macklemore’s sidekick.