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St. Louis County settles with 4 journalists arrested in Ferguson

Correction: An earlier headline said St. Louis City and county settled. The settlement is with St. Louis County. We apologize for our error. St. Louis County's police department has settled a lawsuit from four journalists who were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, according to a press release from the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Ryan Devereaux, Lukas Hermsmeier, Ansgar … Read More
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Major news outlets condemn charges against reporters in Ferguson arrests

Nearly 40 news organizations have signed onto a letter condemning recent charges against two reporters who were arrested at a Ferguson, Missouri McDonalds a year ago while covering the protests that followed the police killing of Michael Brown. The letter, drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, calls charges of trespassing and interfering with a police … Read More
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St. Louis professor on journalism lessons from Ferguson: 'The impact is ongoing.'

Amber Hinsley Last August, as journalists flooded into St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri to cover the death and the aftermath of Michael Brown, Amber Hinsely was watching. She tracked the hashtags as they evolved, the journalism that resulted and the growing tensions between police and the press. She said then "...for St. Louis, this is really our … Read More
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Ferguson: On parachuting in and breaking news on Twitter

Photo by Shadi Rahimi, AJ+ Four months after Michael Brown was killed, activist Deray Mckesson tweeted: “We exist in a tradition of erased histories. Twitter has helped us tell our own story. We are sitting in history and making it. #Ferguson.” Watching from afar as Ferguson first erupted in protests, I messaged on Facebook with a … Read More
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Gilbert Bailon: 'Ferguson is just one of many...'

Gilbert Bailon Last August, Gilbert Bailon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's editor, started overseeing coverage of a story that was just beginning - the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking to Poynter then, Bailon said "the satellite trucks and anchors are focusing on a few blocks in suburban St. Louis. And the agencies involved and responsible … Read More
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Freelance writer Sarah Kendzior: 'Geography is essential to understanding Ferguson'

Sarah Kendzior, submitted photo For journalists in St. Louis and some of us who've been watching from a distance, the last few days have felt pretty familiar. Once again, we're seeing news about Ferguson, news about journalists injured while covering Ferguson and news of journalists facing issues with police there. Writer Sarah Kendzior has had some … Read More
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After a reporter was assaulted in Ferguson, 'here we are again with a lot of uncertainty'

When St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist David Carson ran into reporter Paul Hampel last night in Ferguson, Missouri, the two agreed that something felt off on West Florissant Avenue as the anniversary of Michael Brown's death drew to a close. "We both agreed that it was the best time to put on our vests at that point," Carson said. They put … Read More
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Huffington Post's Mariah Stewart on Ferguson: 'The country is now awake'

Mariah Stewart (submitted photo) Last August, a lot of things happened rather quickly for Mariah Stewart. She moved to Florissant, Missouri. When Michael Brown was killed, she headed into nearby Ferguson to start reporting. And she soon found funding to continue that work through crowdfunding platform Beacon Reader. Before the month ended, the St. Louis-area native and recent … Read More
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From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo department one year later, 'all hands are still on deck'

On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, which sparked many days and nights of rioting, protest and soul searching in Ferguson, Missouri and across America, Lynden Steele, the lead editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s photographic team, spoke about some changes in his life and his newsroom. One year later, “all hands are still on … Read More
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch's front page on Ferguson, 1 year later

Here's the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's death and on the day after Brown's death one year ago (via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch): While #Ferguson lit up the Internet on August 9, 2014 and beyond, it took awhile for the story to make front pages around the rest … Read More
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Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin Şaşmaz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police. Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri. According to the announcement, the county will help both journalists get the arrests removed from their records. From the ACLU: … Read More
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How AJ+ reported from Baltimore using only mobile phones

AJ+ producer Damu Bobb uses a mobile rig to report from Baltimore. Photo by Devin Allen) I came to AJ+, Al Jazeera’s new social media and app-first unit, last summer after spending several years reporting on the revolution in Egypt. In Cairo, mobile phones were the primary method of sharing news from the street. At protests you’d … Read More
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For the photojournalists who covered Ferguson, winning a Pulitzer is 'an odd feeling'

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (Photo by Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch) On Monday afternoon, a few hours after winning a Pulitzer for breaking news photography with the photo staff at the St. Read More
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