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Articles tagged Black Lives Matter (14)

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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.
“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.”
The business case for diversity and inclusion in newsrooms is important, but emphasizing the moral case is required for real and lasting change.
“None of us could have predicted the impact of police body cams as conflicting narratives that continue to compete for the accurate portrayal of what happened.”
“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.
Plus: How online and offline journalists are more alike than different, the unrealized promise of immersive journalism, and what influences how journalists debunk disinformation.
“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.”