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Posts Tagged ‘John Nichols’

Media Takes Sides on Zimmerman Decision

After continual media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and more than 16 hours of deliberation by the jury, Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter over the weekend.

Since the shooting occurred last year, the case has been heavily followed by the media, with some outlets taking clear, strong stances. Now that the not-guilty verdict has been announced, some publications are being even more outspoken on the matter. We looked at a wide array of news organizations to analyze each publication’s own verdict of the case.

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NPC Hosts ‘Future of News’

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Wondering what your future holds? Tonight at the National Press Club is a 7 p.m. panel on “The Future of News.”

The panel includes:
Robert W. McChesney, professor, University of Illinois. Co-founder of Free Press

John Nichols, journalist, The Nation; associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wis.; co-founder of Free Press

Jane Hamsher, founder and publisher of Firedoglake.com

Chris Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation

Ivan Roman, executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists