If you’re like me, you probably haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Charleston shootings. One thing I’ve been giving a lot of thought to is how we should address it in class. I have assigned some reading on press freedom in the era of Facebook and Google. It’s an important topic, so please go ahead and do it.
But I also want to spend a significant amount of time on Monday talking about Charleston. I think the best way to do it is for you to identify one piece of journalism about some aspect of the shootings that you think is worth sharing with everyone. It can be a news article, an online commentary, a television report — whatever. And the topic can be on anything from how the shootings were covered to the politics of the Confederate flag.
Please send me an email with a link to the story you’ve chosen by Monday at 10 a.m. I will put all of them together into a blog post, which will in turn lead to a class discussion.