It has been almost two weeks since the death of Michael Brown and beginning of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. I, like many, have watched the unfolding of these events in horror and disbelief. The news media has been our access to Ferguson and as they have reported I have watched intently. I am grateful for the amazing journalists that have told the stories of Ferguson as they have developed. The situation in Ferguson is a reminder of how journalists put their safety on the line to bring us real life stories.
There is no journalist that I adore more than one of my best friends, Errin Haines Whack. For more than a decade she has told the stories of many people, events, and politics through her reporting – from the LA times, to the Orlando Sentinel, to the Associated Press, to the Washington Post, and now as a freelance journalist. She is also the Vice President-Print of the National Association of Black Journalists.
It is no surprise that she was on the ground in Ferguson to bring the reality of that situation to us. I have followed her articles and reporting very closely. After watching her interview this morning on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, I felt like I had to share her journalistic brilliance with you. Take a look! (if you can’t tell by now, I am a proud friend!)
Article: This is America in 2014? What I witnessed last night in Ferguson was appalling – Fusion.net
Article: 7 takeaways from today’s Ferguson police report – Fusion.net
Article: Clashes continue Monday night in Ferguson, National Guard on the scene – Fusion.net
Article: Ferguson gets restless sleep as community leaders call for calm – Fusion.net
Article: Community peacekeepers urge calm in Ferguson – Fusion.net
Article: The other side of Ferguson and its message of support – Fusion.net
Video: The healing process for Ferguson – Daily Rundown on MSNBC