In this episode, we explore the importance of precision in language - in particular for journalists and other content creators seeking to inform and contextualize information - and how lack of precision can contribute to polarization, misinformation, and echo-chambers.

In particular, we discuss the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and how journalists navigated language and word use to communicate what was happening as the story unfolded.

My guest is Pamela Mejia, head of research at the Berkeley Media Studies Group or BMSG.

(photo by: Blinkofanaye (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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