Chronicle poll results: Antisemitism coverage
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Chronicle poll results: Antisemitism coverage

We asked our readers if the Chronicle provides an appropriate amount of coverage about the rising ride of antisemitism. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Does the Chronicle provide an appropriate amount of coverage about the rising tide of antisemitism?” Of the 172 people who responded, 76% said “yes, about the right amount of coverage”; 18% said “no, too little coverage”; 4% said “too much coverage”; and 2% had no opinion. Comments were submitted by 37 people. A few follow.

Yes, but I would like to see deeper analyses of differences between criticism of Israel’s policies and antisemitism.

Good coverage, from differing vantage points, which is desirable.

More news, less angst please. We all know it’s bad; focus on news not opinions.

I think the Chronicle does a fantastic job at covering this critical topic (which is no easy feat).

In addition to reporting it, it’s worth understanding why it’s happening.

Not everything you put under the heading of antisemitism qualifies. Criticism of Israeli policy does not qualify.

I believe appropriate coverage is only part of what’s needed. The other — and perhaps the mostimportant — part involves efforts to combat it. I’ve never felt enough serious effort has ever occurred.

We all need to know what is happening around us. Can’t hide from antisemitism.

The rising tide of antisemitism deserves more and deeper coverage by the Chronicle. I sense a reluctance to deal with antisemitism masquerading as anti-Zionism largely coming from the left.

As antisemitism rises, so should coverage.

I don’t think that contemporary antisemitism stands on its own and is frequently inextricably linked to other forms of hatred such as racism and homophobia.

Keep up the good work!

I really can’t say if the amount of antisemitic coverage is too little or too much. Mainstream media, really sensationalizes all catastrophic news in hopes of “selling more soap.” I believe the Chronicle is fair in its reporting. I just don’t want to see it stir up the masses too much.

Keep up exposing it, making us aware. PJC

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