This week on CounterSpin: The New York Times’ David Carr says “nothing much good was happening in Ferguson until it became a hashtag.” It’s naïve to think that media attention to the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is enough to address the crisis it represents, but Carr’s not wrong that it was the Internet and not corporate media that put the story on the front burner. We’ll talk about Ferguson and media with Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice.
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