POLICING 2020: Local news reporting during a year of racial justice protests

This is supposed to be a report about the change of how news reporting represents the police but all this report is really about is how 3 liberal newspapers editorialize about the police.

Think about it – newspapers really just report how they want on any topic so it’s not that they are capturing the sentiment of a community – no they are editorializing on the message they want to report. So an analysis of the newspaper’s message is just a measurement of what the editors are saying.

This analysis says NOTHING about how the community feels about law enforcement or criminals. It says more about how the editors for the newspaper feel about police and criminals.

www.asc.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/2022-01/Policing2020_MICReport.pdf

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