Media Diversity Blog
Twitter hashtag highlights media racial bias
By Tracy Everbach
(Aug. 16, 2014 | Media Diversity Forum) - As community members protested the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and police lobbed tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., recently, a hashtag grew viral on Twitter. #iftheygunnedmedown offered some biting criticism of the news media’s coverage of black Americans. Click here to read more and comment on this topic.
AEJMC Presidential Statement:
Journalism Educators use Tragedy in Ferguson, Mo. as Teachable Moment to Commend the Press, Condemn Arrests of Journalists and Remind the Public of the First Amendment’s Power
- Embarrassed to photograph Ferguson [Source: The VDC Photo Blog]
African American media on the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson
(Aug. 19, 2014 | New America Media) - The police killing of unarmed teenger, Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, MO, has mobilized African American media across the country. This article is a compilation of editorial excerpts from some of the major black newspapers and news sites since the killing and protest began. Read more
Echoes of Ferguson for Latino communities in California
By Ngoc Nguyen
(Aug. 22, 2014 | New America Media) - As the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. has catapulted police brutality against African Americans into the national spotlight, civil rights groups say similar cases of police abuse against Latinos in California are on the rise. Read more
Ferguson shows the Black-White housing gap
By Andre F. Shashaty
(Aug. 17, 2014 | New America Media) - On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America. Read more
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