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Wendy Gillis

Beyond “Police Say”: Exploring the Media’s Reliance on Official Accounts

Beyond “Police Say”: Exploring the Media’s Reliance on Official Accounts

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The death of George Floyd focused the world’s attention on police brutality—and the problematic practice of relying on official accounts of events. But reporters have also long maintained police sources who provide information for their crime coverage. How has Floyd’s death changed reporting on police and their activities?
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