media coverage

Case Studies: How Much Is Too Much?

Case Study

The murder Aug. 26 of a WDBJ journalist and cameraman raises important ethical questions on how the story has and continues to be covered. To help your students explore the ethical questions about content use and sources during tragedy, NewseumED offers two related classroom-ready case studies.
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How much violence do we need to see – or report?

A tangle of violence and protest has engulfed parts of Baltimore and cannot be ignored by the news media.  But how much reporting should be done, and when should it be done, and reports of what?
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WTOP Hosts Special Town Hall on Ebola Live from the Newseum

Ebola virus virion

The all-news radio station will examine media coverage of the crisis as well as medical and government response to the threat.
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