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  1. ‘Race-Baiter’: Media Feed On Fear And Prejudice | NPR

    November 1, 20122:37 PM ET Heard on Talk of the Nation

    Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation by Eric Deggans Hardcover, 275 pages

    In his new book, Race-Baiter, media critic Eric Deggans says modern media outlets trade in bigotry and bias to build audience and sell advertising.

    Deggans dissects media coverage of events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Trayvon Martin case and the 2012 presidential election to build an argument that Americans lack the right vocabulary for having important conversations about race, and that the echo chambers of our fractured media landscape aren’t helping. The fix, he says, is a more savvy audience that demands better conversations.

    Deggans and psychologist Linda Tropp, who studies perceptions of racial differences, join NPR’s Neal Conan for a conversation about media, race and what Deggans calls "a divided America."

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  2. Rereading The Classics: Lessons Learned The Second Time Around : NPR

    Writer Kevin Smokler spent most of 2012 rereading the books assigned in his high school English classes. Smokler, 39, speaks with NPR’s Neal Conan about what he learned after returning to the classics.

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