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Created Equal Podcast 02. Jacking the Media

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A look at the origin of the word “carjacking” and its media push in 1991.

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Who tells your story? The media tell the story of marginalized communities in America, for better or worse. On this episode of Created Equal, hosts Stephen Henderson and Laura Weber-Davis explore the origins of the word “carjacking,” and how a single word written in print can have a lasting effect on communities of color. 

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Laura Weber-Davis, Producer, Detroit Today & Created Equal

Laura is thrilled to be working at Detroit’s legendary public radio station, WDET. Whatever she is doing at this very moment, she’d rather be listening to RadioLab.

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This post is a part of Detroit Journalism Cooperative.

The DJC is a partnership of six media outlets focused on telling critical stories of Detroit and creating engagement opportunities on-air, online and in the community. View the partners work at detroitjournalism.org.

Support for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.



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