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About Danielle K. Kilgo

John and Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity, and Equality, University of Minnesota
Latest Posts | By Danielle K. Kilgo
Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police
2 months ago

Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job – but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are the police

A tendency to go with the 'police said' narrative without outwardly questioning if it is right is a continuing failure of journalism
The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how U.S. media frames unrest and shapes public opinion
5 months ago

The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how U.S. media frames unrest and shapes public opinion

Coverage of Capitol siege proved a novel test of how the news media would frame the unrest and the aims of those involved.
Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest
1 year ago

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

Narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. Protests about anti-Black racism and Indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent
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