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Grading the News: Media Coverage of Ferguson #Fergusonmedia
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When: 6:00 p.m. CT
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Where: Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Administration Building
3026 Laclede Avenue
Harris-Stowe State University, Main Auditorium
St. Louis, MO
Contact: Aja Williams

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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.

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Bob Butler, President, NABJ


Mariah Stewart, Freelance journalist; Ferguson Journalism Fellow at The 
Huffington Post

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


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