How did the media do in its Ferguson coverage?

Deviating a bit from recent town hall meetings delving into events in Ferguson, Wednesday’s panel discussion focused on the media.

Moderated by National Association of Black Journalists president Bob Butler, the panel examined how journalists disseminated information about the Aug. 9 shooting and community response.

Panelists included Mariah Stewart, fellow at the Huffington Post; Christopher Ave, national and political editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Bill Freivogel, publisher of the Gateway Journalism Review; Bradley Rayford, freelance photographer; Patricia Bynes, Democratic committeewoman for Ferguson Township; and Brittany Noble-Jones, reporter at KMOV (Channel 4).

Did the media get it right?

Who drove the story, national or local media?

What is journalism? Who is a journalist?

Quoting the police

Why has Michael Brown been a flashpoint?

Darren Wilson coverage

Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Rebuilding trust

Story comments

What happens next?

Curfews and the media ‘playpen’