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All eyes were on Baltimore in 2015

All eyes were on Baltimore in 2015

From the moment the first citizen video of the arrest of Freddie Gray surfaced in April, I have been focused on images of Baltimore like never before in more than two decades on this beat. My adopted hometown was being sliced, diced and redefined this year on network, cable, streamed TV and social media, sometimes 24 hours a day.

The national and international press came here with an intensity unseen in recent memory. And many of the words and images published to worldwide audiences were not pretty. But some of them also were not accurate in the social reality they claimed to portray. In analyzing them, I came...