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The media and the Charleston shootings

I thought you might like to see the slideshow I used during the last part of our discussion Monday. The video links are live, so if you want to watch any of those clips, just click on the image.

I thought we had a great discussion, first led by Mackenzie and then by all of you. You had all thought deeply about this and had important things to say about issues such as whether the media is more reluctant to label a white supremacist a “terrorist” compared to an Islamist extremist how much attention we should pay to the shooter versus the victims.

We’re all looking forward to the end of the semester, but I’m going to miss our discussions.