“Since news content, in theory, reflects what is really important to society, the coverage of people of color in general audience news media provides insight into their social status. By their professional judgements, the gatekeepers of news reveal how consequential they regard non-Whites in American society by determining the ways in which they are interpreted to the general audience.” (Wilson, C., Gutierrez, F., Chao, L., 2013, p128)
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This photo makes the statement that if the man was shot, what photo would the news media use. In the past, the news would choose photos that misrepresented the person, so there was this big movement on social media (#iftheygunnedmedown or anything similar to that) where people would post a nice photo with a risky photo asking which photo would the news media use to show them. The news’ job is the show the real nature of society, but sometimes the gatekeepers fail at showing the audience minorities in the best way.