As Protests Continue, a DIY Press Corps Redefines the Rules of Journalism
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As Protests Continue, a DIY Press Corps Redefines the Rules of Journalism

A protester burning an American flag during a demonstration on Tuesday evening (Photo: Jordan Baruch/@Protest_NYC)

For the past year, Nora Quinlan, 23, has been stuck working for a center-right political talk show. She wanted to do something she believed in, but she was a TV news producer at a company she “hated.”

When protests against police brutality erupted in late May after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, she suddenly had the opportunity to pursue something she found more meaningful. Teaming up with a friend from journalism school, she and a group of young reporters began posting live updates about the demonstrations under the Twitter handle @Protest_NYC.

More than 36,000 followers and four months later, Quinlan– who asked to be called by a…

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