55 percent of American voters identified Edward Snowden as a “whistleblower” in July 2013

34 percent of American voters identified Snowden as a “traitor” in July 2013

40 days that journalists camped in the Moscow airport while Snowden waited for asylum

33 percent of Hong Kong residents consider Snowden “a hero”

956,107 YouTube views of “citizen journalism” video of arrest caught with Google Glass as of August 5

2 months’ (April and May 2012) worth of AP journalists’ phone records that the Justice Department seized in 2012

1,811 uses of the phrase “post racial” in English-language news media in the year after Barack Obama’s election in 2008

268 uses of the phrase “post racial” in English-language news media in the two weeks following the July 13 verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.

Sources: Quinnipiac University, The Guardian, South China Morning Post, YouTube, AP.org, LexisNexis

 

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Alexis Sobel Fitts is an assistant editor at CJR. Follow her on Twitter at @fittsofalexis.