Friday Media Roundtable: Covering race and racism in 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 Firstpost.com 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
The Guardian: Open season on black boys after a verdict like this