Three Describe the Night of King’s Death 1. White: Editors Had ‘Domino Theory of Rioting’ 2. West: A Need ‘to Put Our Imprint on the Stories’ 3. Caldwell: ‘I Took It to Be a Bomb’ The Athletic Making Little Progress on Diversity NAHJ Reaches 7-Year Membership High Immigrants Found to Drive Crime Down, Not Up Ex-Anchor Depicted as ‘Raunchy Philanderer’ Black-Owned Broadcasters Urge ‘Buy Black,’ Voting Palestinian Journalists Injured in Gaza Protests Jim Vance and Tom Sherwood of Washington’s WRC-TV look back at the 1968 uprising in 2008. (YouTube) Three Describe the Night of King’s Death The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis 50 years ago on Wednesday. Earl Caldwell, reporting for the New York Times, was at the scene and phoned in the story to his newspaper. To this day, he told Journal-isms, he is more convinced than ever that the killer was never apprehended. Riots broke out in black communities around the country, “And for twelve days, riots erupted across Washington D.C., killing thirteen and injuring thousands,” (audio) as WAMU-FM’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” summarized in April 2008, on the uprising’s 40th anniversary. “The unrest left scars on Washington D.C.’s physical and cultural landscape still… Read full this story
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