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Your Call: How are reporters covering the roots of social unrest in Ferguson?

Nov 21, 2014

 

 

On the November 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the renewed media spotlight on Ferguson, Missouri as we wait for the St. Louis County grand jury to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the shooting of Michael Brown.We will also talk about the militarization of the police force and a human tragedy in Syria. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Shane Bauer, senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering criminal justice and human rights

Lawrence Lanahan, freelance radio and print journalist and former senior producer of WYPR's Maryland Morning

Mariah Stewart, Huffington Post's Ferguson Fellow

Web Resources:

Columbia Journalism Review: Ferguson before #Ferguson: Behind every Michael Brown is a story of structural racism waiting to be told

Mother Jones: The Hunger Game

Huffington Post: As Some Ferguson Protesters Turn On The Media, Others Cover Demonstrations Themselves

Mother Jones: The Making of the Warrior Cop