Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Covering civic unrest using PJ
Today in peace journalism class, we're discussing how media cover civic unrest, like Ferguson, Baltimore, and last week's unrest in Charlotte. We'll begin by looking at several videos from CNN and FOX, and discussing the words and imagery used.

Discussion: riots turn violent—looting video; video choices.

Discussion: words used vs.  images shown; cries of family—inflammatory? Images?

Discussion: war zone-like coverage? Characterize….Reporters as center of story?

Our class will conclude with students designing a newspaper front page for the day after the unrest began. They'll select 3 or 4 images, and also write a headline. My Charlotte front page is below.

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