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Brown, D. K. (2024, May). Media coverage of campus protests tends to focus on the spectacle, rather than the substance. The Conversation.


Brown, D. K. & Searles, K.  (2022, December).  DEI must efforts must consider mental health and online abuse. Neiman Lan.

Brown, D. K. (2022, February).  Impressions of Progress. CJR.

Masullo, G. M.,  Brown, D. K., &  Harlow, S. (2021, October). A Better Way to Tell Protest Stories. Center for Media Engagement. Retrieved at


Kilgo, D. K. (2021, April). Unraveling the Protest Paradigm. CJR.


Kilgo, D. K. (2021, April). Being skeptical of sources is a journalist’s job -- but it doesn’t always happen when those sources are police. The Conversation. Retrieved from:

Also appearing in (selected): Nieman Lab, The Wire, Crooks & Liars, Global Economic Intersection, Rapid City Journal, MinnPost


Kilgo, D. K. (2021, May). Media bias delegitimizes Black-rights protesters. Nature.

Kilgo, D. K. (2021, January). The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how US media frames unrest and shapes public opinion. Article retrieved at:

Also appearing in (selected):  Nieman Lab, National Interest, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Moderate Voice, PMP magazine

Kilgo, D. K. (2020, June). Riot or resistance? How the media shapes unrest in Minneapolis will shape the public’s view of the protest. Article retrieved at:

Also appearing in (selected): Yahoo News, Nieman Lab, Salon, The Raw Story, NewsOne, Women’s Agenda


Kilgo, D. K. (2020, January) What do we want? Unbiased Coverage! When do we want it? During Protest! The Conversation. Article retrieved at:

Also appearing in (selected): Nieman Lab, Idaho Press-Tribune, Yakima Herald-Republic, Houston Chronicle, Nation of Change, Iranian Diaspora


Kilgo, D. K.; Lough, K.; & Riedl, M. J.  (2018). Ice, Ice Bucket (Challenge): A data driven investigation in shareability. Data Drive Journalism. Retrieved at:


Kilgo, D.; Mourão, R.; Sylvie, G. (2015) Study finds unusual patterns in Ferguson stories. The Gateway Journalism Review. Retrieved at:



Harlow, S. (2021, January).  There's a Double Standard in How the News Covers Liberal and Conservative Protests. Washington Post.

Hutton, Rachel. (2020, October). Unicorn Riot’s protest coverage brings global notice to the alternative media group. Retrieved at:


Woodson, Alex. (2020, August). Protests in Perspective Podcast. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Retrieved at:


Vakil, Keya. (2020, July). The news media whitewashed police brutality for decades. Here’s why we believed them. The Courier Newsroom. Retreived at:


Ricchiardi, Sherri. (2020, July). Capturing racial justice protests with data. Data Journalism. Retrieved at:


Pierre-Louis, Kendra. (2020, June). It’s time to change the way the media reports on protest. Here’s a few ideas. Retrieved at:


WORT. (2020, June). Guest. Retrieved at: 


Media Diversity Institute. (2020, June). Dr. Danielle K. Kilgo: How can the media cover police brutality? Media Diversity Institute. Retrieved at:


WURD. (2020, June). Guest. Reality Check. 


Texas Standard. (2020). ‘Rioter,’ ‘Demonstrator,’ ‘Thug’: The Words Journalists Use Often Define How We See Protesters. Texas Standard.


Science Codex. (2020, June). Examining media coverage of protests worldwide. Science Codex. Retrieved at:


Janzer, Cinnamon. (2020, June). “Honestly, everything is not burning”: An interview with Dr. Danielle Kilgo. Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved at:


Nemo, Leslie. (2020, June). How do police dramas shape what we think of real-life officers? Discover. Retrieved at:


McBride, Kelly (2020, June). Should images of protesters be blurred to protect them from retribution? National Public Radio. Retrieved at:


Mehta, Dhrumil. (2020, June). National media coverage of Black Lives Matter had fallen during the Trump era – until now. FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved from:


Mehta, Dhrumil and Chow, Tony. (2020, June) How cable news media is talking about protests and why it matters. FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved at:


Coyer, Candice. (2020, June). ‘Put this on the news’: Powerful moments from the Floyd protests. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved at:


Meylan, Phillip. (2020, June). Protest or Riot: How headlines skew perspectives. The Factual. Retrieved at:


Philiphose, Pamela. (2020, June). Backstory: Anyone Remember the Bhagalpur Blindings in Context of George Floyd’s Death? The Wire. Retrieved at:


Brown, Kara Jillian (2020, June). How sharing images of violence against black people damages their mental health. Well + Good. Retrieved at:


Rocket, Caitlin. (2020, June). “Historical Amnesia.” Boulder Weekly.


Newswise. (2020, June). Guest.


Maas, David and Mulcahey, Taylor. (2020, June). Tips for reporting on anti-police violence protests in the U.S. International Journalists’ Network. Retrieved at:


Merrefiled, Clark. (2020, June). America Uprising: Scholars reflect on the death of George Floyd. Plus, 10 tips for journalists covering protests against police violence. Journalists Resource. 


3RRR. (2020, June). Guest. The Rap with Areej Nur. 


Bresnahan, R. (2020, June). Guest. The Morning Show CBC Radio Ottawa.  


McEnroe, C. (2020, June). Guest. The Colin McEnroe Show, Connecticut Public Radio NPR.


Bushey, Claire. (2020, June). Politicians blame “outsiders” for US riots. Financial Times. Retrieved at:


Neto, Ivo. (2020, March). Coronavírus: as informações falsas que limitaram (mesmo) a ida de idosos ao supermercado. Público. Retrieved at:


Steinke, Allison J. (2020, February). Journalism’s Evasive Objectivity Norm. The Society Pages. Retrieved at


Bowling, Joe. (2020, February). This Facebook group was founded as a Bloomington message board. Now it’s chaos. Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved at:


Neto, Ivo. (2019, September). Aliens, redes sociais e muita confusão. Alvoroço na Área 51. Jornal de Noticías. Retrieved at:


Columbia Journalism Review. (2018, December) Journalism’s Bad Reflection. Retrieved at


Purdue University, Northwest. (2018, October). The Roundtable Perspective. Retrieved at:


Fittes, Emma Kate. (2018, September). How parents respond after Fisher’s High School student’s viral blackface photos. IndyStar. Retrieved at:


Ryckaert, V., Hayes, H. V., and Carter, A. (2018, August). Outside Gen Con, a punch on the streets leads to a firestorm online. IndyStar. Retrieved at:


Neto, Ivo. (2018, August). Cadeia de mensagnes falsas no WhatsApp aterroriza. Jornal de Noticías. Retrieved at:


Neto, Ivo. (2018, July). Facebook identifica nova campanha para influenciar opinião dos eleitores. Jornal de Noticías.Retrieved at:


Mahone, J. (2018, May). Audiences see local news as more ‘noteworthy’ than national news in survey. Local News Lab. Retrieved at:


El Azrak, L. (2018, March) Women journalists and the glass ceiling. The Signal. Retrieved at:


Richman, J. (2018, Jan.) End of an Era. The National Discourse. Retrieved at:


Hodson, T. (2017) Interview with Spectrum, WOUB Media. Retrieved at:


Journalism Research News (2017). Human interest and controversial stories attract more social media interaction. Retrieved at:


Neto, I. (2017) Mortes e violações em direto no Facebook dificilmente se param. Jornal de Noticías. Retrieved at:


Neto, I. (2016) Halloween sem "palhaços" após onda de ataques. Jornal de Noticías. Retrieved at:

Pichiua, S. (2016) #ISOJ: Noticias virales recurren a prácticas sensacionalistas. Clasedeperiodismo. Retrieved at:

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