VIDEO: Lusine Harutyunyan says stories only report on Caucasian demographic

It’s not often that we think about the media that we ingest.

After all, it’s everywhere – from newspapers to our cell phones to television to Twitter – and most of us live lives that are too busy to allow for an abundance of critical thinking.

Lusine Harutyunyan, a multimedia developer at Bow Valley College, wants to change that.

After moving from Armenia to Calgary in 2005, the former broadcaster began to notice that local media often does a poor job of representing all the various ethnicities in the city.

Produced by: James Wilt

Instead of telling stories that involve Romanians, Chinese and Nicaraguans, Harutyunyan contends that daily news often resorts to reporting on one specific demographic of the population — Caucasian.

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