Friday Media Roundtable: Covering race and racism in 2013

Jul 19, 2013

On today’s Your Call, It’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. The case has generated an intense media debate about issues of race and racial profiling in the US. How should journalists cover race and racism in 2013? We’ll be joined by the Guardian’s Gary Younge, independent journalist Davey D, and NPR commentator Sandip Roy. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Gary Younge, columnist for The Guardian and The Nation and the author of The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Sandip Roy, culture editor for and a commentator for Morning Edition on NPR

Davey D, journalist and media activist and producer and co-host of Hard Knock Radio on KPFA in Berkeley

Web Resources:

First Post: The long journey: From Park Street rape victim to Suzette Jordan

First Post: More than a hashtag: Protesting the Trayvon Martin verdict in San Francisco

The Guardian: Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

Davey D's Hip Hop Corner