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Ferguson: the failure of modern mass media

When Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer it seemed to be just the latest link in a long chain of similar cases. In a so-called ‘post-racial’ society, the shooting of young black men by police officers appears to be a tragic theme strung out across the…

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When the news fails

Television news is broken, and nothing highlights this better than the ongoing tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. While the news shows in the UK were ensuring to squeeze every last drop of reportage out of the conflict in Ukraine, one of the biggest race-related clashes between police and the black community was raging in a St….

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