The Language of the Unheard: Media, Violence, and Authority in Ferguson

For my final Journalistic Ethics paper, I examined how the media operated during the Ferguson protests.

“[St. Louis county prosecuting attorney Robert] McCulloch portrayed the press as vultures, when in fact they fulfilled their role as socially responsible informers of the public and, by giving a voice to the citizens of Ferguson decrying overbearing law enforcement, offered a culturally relativistic account of what was happening on the ground.”

Lawmakers focus on officer body-camera mandate

2011 FILE PHOTO/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City

“I do believe this is the wave of the present,” Haley said. “I believe that this is the wave of the future.”