Crown Heights: Politics and Press Coverage of the Race War That Wasn't

  title={Crown Heights: Politics and Press Coverage of the Race War That Wasn't},
  author={Carol B. Conaway},
  pages={93 - 118}
Journalists and their audiences alike rely on frames when writing about and understanding newsworthy events because they provide cues for understanding others' experiences. When serious disturbances broke out in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in late August 1991, journalists from both the New York Times and the New York Post initially portrayed the conflict in a simple black-white frame despite their interviewees' efforts to emphasize that the conflict involved African-Americans and Caribbean… 

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