Student Journalists Contribute to News Coverage of Brown/Garner Cases

Ilse Gonzalez

Ilse Gonzalez, of El Gato Media Network

While mainstream media outlets have dominated news coverage of the Brown and Garner trials, student journalists have also addressed the story in their own newspapers. Last week, the Newseum asked student journalists to tell us how their communities were reacting to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, and whether they were covering the stories for their school media.

Obviously this story resonates with people all across the country. Here are a couple of examples of how students are covering the story:

Senior Brittani Langland, editor-in-chief, and sophomore Allie Biscupski, writer, both with the West Side Story newspaper of Iowa City West High School, Iowa, filed this story on Nov. 25: 

University of Houston, Texas freshman Ilse Gonzalez, of El Gato Media Network, produced the following video on Dec. 8:

Thank you to everyone who submitted their stories!

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