Editor's note: This is an analysis by Evette Dionne. Several prominent Stand Your Ground cases in Florida are raising questions about how the American media are covering race and intimate-partner violence. Michael Giles, a former Air Force member, who is black, shot and wounded three patrons outside a nightclub on Feb 6, 2010. Marissa Alexander, 34, a black mother of … [Read more...] about The factoring of race into Stand Your Ground legislation
Editor's note: This is a preview of a story that appears in the winter 2014 print edition of Gateway Journalism Review. Soon after tragedy struck a sleepy New England town more than one year ago, residents of Newtown, Ct., vowed the place they called home would be an epicenter for change. There needed to be changes in gun laws, some cried out. Others advocated for a national … [Read more...] about Hoping a new media sensitivity might emerge from the Newtown tragedy
Editor's note: This is an opinion column by George Salamon. How would the paper of record treat the Aug. 16 shooting of the Australian college baseball player by three teenagers in Duncan, Okla.? As of Aug. 22, it hasn’t touched the story. Unless you count a seven-line item from the Associated Press it ran Aug. 20, under the heading “Sports Briefing/Baseball.” Say it … [Read more...] about Murder less foul: The Duncan shooting in the New York Times
Editor's note: This is a preview of a story that will appear in the Winter 2013 print issue of Gateway Journalism Review. Nails manicured, hair parted on the right and swept to the left, wearing a conservative charcoal suit with white shirt, Speaker of the House John Boehner was sworn in to office Jan. 3. The speaker added a splash of color to his ensemble wearing a … [Read more...] about Is it fashionable to note personal appearances in political coverage?
Just a week after media gave prime coverage to the success of women during the general election and examined the power women have as voters, we see a backslide in how women are portrayed in media. Following a week of news coverage of the Davidbuy cialis online Petraeus-Paula Broadwell story, we are left with a few questions related to how media talk about women: 1) Why … [Read more...] about Petraeus-Broadwell story exposes media double standard