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Understanding Civic Unrest in Baltimore, 1968-2015

Resources (at Decker Library and elsewhere) for investigating the history of Baltimore, Baltimore '68 riots, and the Baltimore Uprising of 2015.

Understanding Images

Images are undoubtedly powerful. Researchers are encouraged to consider how we interpret images in different environments. If an image is broadcast on network news as opposed to a blog, do we believe what we see more?

If you see an image or video used by news media, do you believe in it's authenticity immediately?
Yes, absolutely.: 0 votes (0%)
No, I'm always skeptical.: 4 votes (66.67%)
Maybe, if I see it enough.: 1 votes (16.67%)
I sometimes research images or videos to confirm context and authenticity.: 1 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 6

Understanding Images and Image Literacy


Knochel, A.D. (2013). Assembling Visuality: Social Media, Everyday Imaging, and Critical Thinking in Digital Visual Culture. Visual Arts Research. Vol. 39, No. 2 (Winter 2013), pp. 13-27. Published by University of Illinois Press. Stable URL:

Fox News Station Posts Fake Baltimore Riot Photo from Venezuela
curtisfease, Friday, May 1, 2015, Daily Kos

Fox13 Memphis Facebook post used photo from riots in Venezuela and titled it, "Baltimore In Flames."

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