After New Haven Murder, A Hard Look At How The Media Covers Gun Violence
Earlier this month a Yale graduate student was murdered in New Haven’s East Rock neighborhood, leading to widespread media coverage.
This hour, we ask: why do some shootings get media attention while others do not? We take a look at the way race and privilege shape gun violence coverage.
And we talk with journalists and community members. What trends have you noticed in news coverage of violent crime?
- Kelly McBride - NPR’s Public Editor and Senior Vice President and Chair of Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Poynter Institute
- Paul Bass - Editor of the New Haven Independent
- Reverend Steven Cousin - Pastor at Bethel A.M.E. Church in New Haven
- Harriet Jones - Managing Editor for Connecticut Public Radio
Cat Pastor contributed to this show