Quran burning raise questions of media's responsibility in inciting violence

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"If the burning of a single Quran by a fringe pastor dominates the news and people die in the ensuing violence, does the media share blame?" asks Steve Myers. "If the media doesn’t cover the story and people still die, did they fail to inform their audience of an incendiary event?"

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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