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Anti-racism protest stories about police brutality or the removal of Confederate statues were more often portrayed negatively, framed with an emphasis on the violence and destructiveness of protests, and relied more on officials than protesters as sources.
“Sunlight can disinfect, but South Carolina has lost some light.”
“I always say you can be provocative, but you shouldn’t be provocative by accident.”
The campaign reflects an “increasingly digital” readership, including new subscribers without the experience of holding clearly separated news and opinion sections in their hands.
“What would be a really bad outcome of this being covered?”
“This blend of local reporting and issue expertise is extremely powerful. We think it’s one that can respond to the local news crisis quickly.”
“It doesn’t lend itself to a lot of different types of jokes but I’m so in the deep Reddit that at this point, the sadboi existential crisis jokes just come naturally.”
Capitol coverage, the problem with op-eds, and that Vogue cover.
“News audiences aren’t necessarily used to seeing violence and disruption at citizen demonstrations in support of a president — and certainly not on the scale we witnessed on Wednesday at the Capitol.”