From stories that are littered with anonymous and on-the-record quotes of law enforcement officials, to sensationalistic crime reporting that serves to instill fear and dependence on the police, mainstream media works to perpetuate policing and systemic racism to this very day.
And because the media, like police, will never truly change themselves – our communities must hold them accountable and create grassroot alternatives.
COPAGANDA WATCH works as our media watchdog arm with the belief that radical community-driven analysis is crucial. It picks apart the bias in the media that helps spread police-favored propaganda. Our recurring stories and our monthly newsletter examine trends as well as spotlight individual acts of copaganda.