Pandemic to Protests: Coverage Shifted But Outlooks Didn't

After three months of wall-to-wall television coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost overnight the live infection dashboards and often-uttered phrases like "social distancing" have all but disappeared, replaced with images of a nation in racial turmoil. How are the major cable news channels covering the protests and what do their different narratives teach us about how the media frames national events? The data provide some clues.

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