Opinion: “A Media Circus”: Faculty and Students Say the Media has “Cynically and Hysterically Misrepresented” Campus Protests

On the heels of the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” Columbia’s protests, as well as protests at a number of university campuses, have gained local, national and international media attention. Students and faculty say the coverage has been “mischaracterizing” and “misleading.” Inflammatory media reports make students unsafe, not the protests itself. At times of turmoil on campus it is vital to listen to campus journalists who are on the ground seeing everything that is going on.