How the press covers terrorism.

Press Accounts of Terrorism Are Skewed. But Are They Racist?

Press Accounts of Terrorism Are Skewed. But Are They Racist?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 20 2017 8:31 PM

Is Terrorism Coverage Racist?

A few problems with the recent study suggesting white terrorists get less media play than Muslim terrorists.

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Police officers near Finsbury Mosque on Tuesday in London, England.

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Tom Shapiro is back to explain the thinking behind the title of his book, Toxic Inequality. What’s so toxic about it? Shapiro is a professor at Brandeis University, where he directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy.

In the Spiel: Based on the information available, what can we conclude about the media coverage of terrorism? Mike talks to Erin Miller, who oversees the Global Terrorism Database.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.