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
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 movement to increase school security. A need for better
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, Oklahoma? 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
Articles that discuss the weight, attire and hairstyle of female elected officials are a mainstay in today’s media. The 2012 election has brought a record number of women to the U.S. House and Senate. If coverage of the Jan. 3 oaths of office events is any indication, we are certain to see even more articles
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.