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That demo/riot in full: same picture, different stories

Beckett, Charlie (2010) That demo/riot in full: same picture, different stories. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (11 Nov 2010). Website.

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Those on yesterday’s student fees protest march were often angry to find that their largely peaceful march had been portrayed in the media as a bloody assault upon Conservative Party HQ. See this blog from yesterday for example. Todays’ front pages appear to confirm that impression with even the sympathetic left wing press using the same dramatic image of a classic demo thug attacking an innocent pane of glass with fire raging in the background. But the coverage is not so simple with papers taking quite nuanced lines. Here’s a flavour of the front pages:

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 23:18

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