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Insight into KUOW's decision to identify the alt right as white nationalism

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Video of an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C., where Trump’s victory was met with cheers and Nazi salutes. Read the full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/richard-spencer-speech-npi/508379/

KUOW's online editor Isolde Raftrey explain that the identification change is to have more clarity in their news coverage of the group.

It was a term that seemingly came out of nowhere and then was everywhere during the runup to the election of Donald Trump: The alt-right.

Sounds more like a music genre than a political philosophy.

And now, some news outlets are questioning the use of the alt-right label to describe a movement that embraces white supremacy and anti-Semitism.

Among those organizations rejecting the term - Seattle's public radio station KUOW.  They've decided to go with "white nationalism" instead.

Isolde Raftrey is the online editor at KUOW.

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