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Journalism: Welcome

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Northeastern's research librarians have been asked to work remotely due to COVID-19. But you can still get help with your research! I'm available for online and phone consultations during my regular office hours; just schedule an appointment as usual using the buttons on this page. You can also reach the reference desk by text at 617-934-7876, by email, or via our QuestionPoint 24/7 chat service.

News in the News

August 26, 2020

Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor, and the arbitrariness of the police-shooting news cycle

Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review

"The reasons some of these cases get more coverage than others—stereotypes around what makes a 'sympathetic' victim, whether there’s a video, what else is going on in the news that day—are numerous and well-known, and the resulting disparities are, ultimately, arbitrary. Still, it’s striking that even sustained national attention to police brutality against Black people isn’t enough to ensure sweeping change in American policy or practice. A functioning government and media should be able to juggle numerous urgent priorities at once—after all, that’s the reality we’re in. The longer our institutions fumble, the more Black people will die.'"

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Brooke Williams
270 Snell Library

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