On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, this town hall will focus on the role and responsibility of the news media in the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. This discussion is not intended to draw conclusions on the actions of police officer, Darren Wilson, or the victim, Michael Brown. Instead, the town hall will examine how news reporters and photographers disseminated information around the world about the shooting and community unrest. The discussion will touch on the alleged harassment/detainment/arrests of journalists, public perception of the media coverage, and the use of social media and citizen journalism as a reporting tool.
This event is being held in participation with The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists and Harris-Stowe State University.
Watch via live stream here: iwatchradio.tv
Bob Butler, President, NABJ
Mariah Stewart, Freelance journalist; Ferguson Journalism Fellow at The
Christopher Ave, National & Political editor of St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Bill Freivogel, Publisher of Gateway Journalism Review; Professor and Director
of Journalism at the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Bradley Rayford, Freelance photographer, St. Louis Community College
Patricia Bynes, Democratic Committeewoman for the Township of Ferguson