Read/Watch for next week
Alert: The following stories include descriptions of racial and sexual violence.
Simeon Booker, “To Be a ‘Negro’ Newsman Reporting on the Emmett Till Murder Trial,” Nieman Reports, 1956
Lynell Hancock, "Wolf Pack: The Press and the Central Park Jogger," Columbia Journalism Review, 2003
Pro Publica, “In a Notoriously Polluted Area of the Country, Massive New Chemical Plants Are Still Moving In,” 2019
Optional viewing: Alexandra Eaton, Christoph Koettl, Quincy G. Ledbetter, Victoria Simpson, Aaron Byrd, “Searching for the Lost Graves of Louisiana’s Enslaved People,” The New York Times, 2021
Lecture / Q&A
What is a past-and-present story and how do you investigate one? The ISP's past-and-present projects.
WK 6 DETAIL
WK 6 Homework Tools
Do the following three items for homework.
1: Read/watch this week's assigned materials.
2: Write and submit on Brightspace ONE of the following: 1) pretending you are Simeon Booker, write a one-paragraph pitch for "To Be a 'Negro' Newsman Reporting on the Emmett Till Murder Trial"; 2) pretending that you are Lynell Hancock, write a one-paragraph pitch about the news media's role in wrongly convicting Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam in the Central Park jogger case (note: don't just write about the case; write about the news media's role in it); 3) pretending you are a Pro Publica reporter, write a one-paragraph pitch for “In a Notoriously Polluted Area...”
3: On the Pro Publica map, pick any community that shows the highest level of air pollutants. Find that community on Google Earth, then do the following:
Click on the image below for step-by-step instructions for navigating to and within Google Earth.
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