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BBC News Has Mentioned George Floyd More Than Fox News


With the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death, how has he been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of his name across BBC News London, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since May of last year. While most stories tend to fade from television news after a few days, Floyd's name continued to be mentioned for nearly two weeks after his death, then surged again this year with the Derek Chauvin trial and the anniversary of Floyd's death.

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The chart below shows the total number of times his name has been mentioned across the four channels since May of last year showing that CNN and MSNBC covered him the most, but also that BBC News London has mentioned him more than Fox News.

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Similarly, the chart below shows the total seconds of airtime in which his name was displayed somewhere in the onscreen text. Since last year, CNN has displayed his name for more than 98 hours, followed by MSNBC with 72 hours, BBC News London with 53 hours and Fox News with 44 hours.

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