Links We’re Reading – January 27 – February 4, 2011

Is there a link between the color of your skin and your relative media coverage?

There are a lot of possible explanations for the lack of coverage, not the least of which have to do with personnel and funding constraints. News organizations spread thin, attempting to cover two wars and international uprisings. But more cynical critics point to questions of race — white alleged killers and brown victims — or the media narrative of the Minutemen as merely a well-intentioned “neighborhood watch” group.