Views of the News: The media's role in the Ferguson, Missouri conflict
More than a ten journalists have been arrested, dozens more tear gassed trying to cover the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Governor Jay Nixon lost control of a nationally televised news conference, and cable news anchors turn into advocates on-screen. What role is the media playing in the continuing conflict? From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.