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Your Call: Covering the drug war in Mexico and the protests in Ferguson


On the August 22nd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The ongoing protests continue to receive global attention.  Who’s asking the right questions and taking fresh angles? We’ll also talk about Mexico, which has become of the most dangerous countries for journalists. We’ll be joined by St. Louis American’s Chris King and the Dallas Morning News’ Alfredo Corchado. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness 

Chris King, editorial director at the St. Louis American

Web Resources:

The St. Louis American: For the sake of Michael Brown

Alfredo Corchado: Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

NY Times: War Gear Flows to Police Departments

Poynter: Notes from Ferguson: ‘I get it, but everybody overdid the jailed journalist story’

The Dallas Morning News: Central American migrants face grueling journey north