The Trayvon Martin Story And The Media

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Guests

David Carr, "Media Equation" columnist, The New York Times
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor, The Atlantic
Amy Mitchell, deputy director, PEW Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

After 911 tapes were released, the story of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, received a flurry of national attention. Much of the subsequent news coverage is focused not on the case itself, but the narrative constructed by the media.

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