When protests are in the headlines, media outlets often fall into familiar traps: fixating on isolated incidents of violence, debating crowd size, covering the day's events without historical or political context. Bob talks with David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California Irvine, about what to keep in mind to be a savvy consumer of protest news. This segment was first broadcast in February 2017.

For the full story, please visit https://www.wnyc.org/story/breaking-news-consumers-handbook-protest-edition-1.

 

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