Weekend

Analysis of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage

    This past weekend, from February 26 to March 1, was the most deadly weekend this month in Chicago. Fox Chicago reported that 27 people were shot between 5pm on Friday and 5am on Monday. Five of these 27 people died. Similarly to last weekend, Fox Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times, and CBS Local published tallies Read more about Analysis of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage[…]

Spielman

Double Dose of Bad Spielman

In today’s show we discuss two really bad articles from Fran Spielman and the propaganda coming from Superintendent David Brown’s YouTube series. Spielman is known through our Chicago as a reporter that is seeking nothing but sensational headlines and salacious quotes that can make headlines. We discuss two recent articles from her covering Alderman Beale’s Read more about Double Dose of Bad Spielman[…]

Gun Violence

Recap of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage

For this past weekend, Chicago Justice Project compared the media coverage of gun violence in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, ABC Local, CBS Local, Fox Chicago, NBC Local, and WGN TV. The coverage from this weekend was also compared to that of past weekends to identify any differences or inconsistencies.      Similarly Read more about Recap of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage[…]

Gun Violence

Analysis of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage

In Chicago, gun violence is a significant local issue and so it receives abundant focus from the media. However, coverage of gun violence in Chicago by local news outlets is inconsistent. In order to pinpoint inconsistencies, Chicago Justice Project compared the coverage of gun violence over this past weekend from seven outlets that cover local Read more about Analysis of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage[…]

Abuse

Abuse of Media Covering Protests

In today’s episode we discuss the abuse suffered by credentialed media at the hands of local police forces. While police actions responding to protests have always been called in to question the ferociousness behind the abuse by municipal police departments across the county to local and national news outlets sure seemed different this time around. Read more about Abuse of Media Covering Protests[…]

Alternative Media

Alternative Media – Same Bad Reporting

The idea behind the need for alternative media is that the alternative is supposed to be better than the regular. In Chicago when it comes to crime reporting, which is all the rage now, nobody does more of it than the Crime in Wriglyville and Boystown Blogish thing now going by CWB Chicago. If you Read more about Alternative Media – Same Bad Reporting[…]

Carjacking

NBC 5’s Pretty Carjacking Report

The reason we have journalists is to provide well rounded context to government data so the public is in a better position to assess the quality of the services provided by our government agencies. Katy Smyser’s recent post titled “NBC 5 Investigates Tracked 110 Carjacking in Chicago Over the First 7 Weeks of 2020” for Read more about NBC 5’s Pretty Carjacking Report[…]

Media Practices Must Change with Chicago Police Practices

It is nearly impossible for the CPD to institute changes to their practices if the media doesn’t change their exploitative reporting practices. The federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department provides a moment in time to make real change to the deep-rooted problems that have plagued policing in Chicago for over a hundred Read more about Media Practices Must Change with Chicago Police Practices[…]

Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law

Isn’t the definition of insanity repeating the same actions and expecting different results?  If so, then the Chicago media sure is insane. Check my reasoning: Every year, following a spike in violence, the media goes crazy with coverage demanding action to stop these crimes from happening again. They also demonize, rightly and wrongly, street gangs Read more about Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law[…]