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  • Mellon-funded project tracks how stories of racial violence spread, were reported

    Photo of Ryan Cordell leaning on an old hand letterpress in the Skeuomorph Press and Book Lab at the Fab Lab.

    Ryan Cordell, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor of information sciences and of English, is leading a project to examine how stories of racial violence circulated in late 19th century and early 20th century newspapers and how those stories relate to trends in contemporary social media.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Ryan Cordell, email