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10 Feb

Mubarak ‘stepping down’: Dissecting a media echo chamber

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NOTE: Republished on Online Journalism Review: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/people/webjournalist/201102/1942/

Here is an attempt to break down the timeline of today’s news from my point of view. Please note that this mainly reflects Twitter and my experiences. I’ve used Twitter’s advanced search, which isn’t great, and gotten some crowdsoucing help. Please feel free to contact me to make this more accurate.

P.S. This is my first Storify … be gentle.

  1. February 10th, 2011 at 17:44 | #1

    A solid discussion, even in quick response. I had talked with my journalism students about the subtlety of language and how words – however ‘small’ – have wildly divergent meaning. I would almost argue that “will” is a bit of bias/editorializing from the media nobility. After all, it is a very American thing to protest (as one of my students put it). In some ways, it’s as if some media sources seem to be cheering for the protesters, and I’m not sure I feel about that re: objective reporting.

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