Narrative journalism isn't journalism

The Ma'Khia Bryant story proves we need a new name for what the media is doing.

Ma'Khia Bryant was a 16-year-old girl who was shot dead by Columbus, Ohio police on April 20th. Her killing was widely covered by national news outlets, who immediately related it to the death of George Floyd. Here’s the New York Times:

A teenage girl who the police say threatened two girls with a knife was fatally shot by an officer in Columbus, Ohio, o…

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