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“People kept sharing these videos that were coming up and it was unambiguous what was going on. We weren’t looking at a stream of videos of violence erupting or clashes breaking out. We were looking at cops, attacking people.”
I learned during a police surveillance trial that the Memphis Police Department spied on me and three other journalists.
The editor of The New York Times opinion section, James Bennet, and the top editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Stan Wischnowski, faced crises in their newsrooms over an op-ed and an offensive headline, respectively, last week.
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“It has never been my expectation that every piece the New York Times publishes will confirm my personal worldview, but it was also never my expectation The Times would run an op-ed calling for state violence.”
“We’re tired of shouldering the burden of dragging this 200-year-old institution kicking and screaming into a more equitable age.”
“Although in some incidents it is possible the journalists were hit or affected accidentally, in the majority of the cases we have recorded the journalists are clearly identifiable as press, and it is clear that they are being deliberately targeted.”
Research finds that protests about anti-black racism and indigenous people’s rights receives the least legitimizing coverage.
“It’s really about combining technology with culture and content and entertainment to create something special that hasn’t been done before.”
“We need to get off that perch and really try to understand, try to walk in the other person’s shoes, live as they live, breathe as they breathe, see as they see.”