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David Zurawik on media coverage of recent cases of civil unrest

See what media critic David Zurawik has to say on events of civil unrest including Ferguson, Mo., Trayvon Martin, the South Carolina police shooting and Baltimore's Freddie Gray.

  • Taking on errors at New York Times and Bernie Sanders in Baltimore

    Taking on errors at New York Times and Bernie Sanders in Baltimore

    I was part of two spirited discussions Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources." The panel also included Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR, and Jane Hall, associate professor at American University. Show host Brian Stelter was the moderator. One segment dealt with major errors in "New York Times" stories...

  • MSNBC's Chris Hayes focuses on Baltimore

    MSNBC's Chris Hayes focuses on Baltimore

    Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's "All In" weeknight show, focuses on Baltimore tonight in a look at the city in the wake of the Freddie Gray unrest. Titled "All In -- Back to Baltimore," an MSNBC publicist described the show in an email today as: "Chris Hayes goes back to Baltimore to see what progress...

  • After Officer Porter mistrial, national and local TV outlets depict two very different Baltimores

    After Officer Porter mistrial, national and local TV outlets depict two very different Baltimores

    It was a tale of two Baltimores on Wednesday afternoon and evening, depending on whether you were watching local or national coverage of the city in the wake of a hung jury in the first trial in the Freddie Gray case. Some network and cable journalists described a city on the edge, about to break...

  • Mfume, Ifill, Watkins highlight MSNBC report on Baltimore

    Mfume, Ifill, Watkins highlight MSNBC report on Baltimore

    Kweisi Mfume brought the history. D. Watkins provided the passion. And Sherrilyn Ifill delivered clear-eyed, sharp-edged analysis on MSNBC's "All In -- Back to Baltimore" special report Friday night. The best moments in the report on Baltimore during and since the April unrest following the death...

  • CNN deletes phrase referencing Freddie Gray's mother

    CNN deletes phrase referencing Freddie Gray's mother

    A report at cnn.com on the first day of jury selection in the trial of William Porter -- one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray -- was changed Monday night to delete a phrase describing Gray as "the son of an illiterate heroin addict." An editor's note was added...

  • CNN says Jeff Zucker did not apologize to staff for Freddie Gray article

    CNN says Jeff Zucker did not apologize to staff for Freddie Gray article

    CNN is denying a story that said President Jeff Zucker apologized to staff during a "town hall event" Tuesday for a reference made to Freddie Gray's mother in an online story. The alleged apology was reported by The Wrap, which attributed its information to "an Insider." It included quotes attributed...

  • WBAL gets it wrong straight out of the gate on Freddie Gray trial

    WBAL gets it wrong straight out of the gate on Freddie Gray trial

    That didn't take long, did it? WBAL-TV made the first mistake in covering the trial of Baltimore City Police Officer William G. Porter today before jury selection in the trial even began. During a segment at 7:55 on the station's morning news, viewers saw video of a prisoner being brought to the...

  • As first Gray trial begins, media must step up

    As first Gray trial begins, media must step up

    The start of jury selection in the first Freddie Gray trial will bring a big media presence to town Monday — and major challenges for the journalists trying to cover the proceedings. The courthouse logistics are tough enough. There will be no cameras in the courtroom, and all electronic devices...

  • Inside the rise and fall (and rise) of a Baltimore tourism campaign

    Inside the rise and fall (and rise) of a Baltimore tourism campaign

    Mike Rowe describes his CNN series, "Somebody's Gotta Do It," as "a light-hearted show on a serious network." But this season, which starts at 10 p.m. Sunday, he's going to take on a very serious topic: Baltimore's media image following the violence in April after the death of Freddie Gray. Rowe,...

  • Rawlings-Blake never controlled her media persona

    Rawlings-Blake never controlled her media persona

    It has become a fundamental truth of political life that to govern effectively in America today, you have to use media effectively. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who announced Friday that she will not seek re-election, has never managed to control the way she comes across onscreen or in print,...

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