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Photo courtesy of VANISH Films Story by Zachery Wright / Contributing Writer MTSU Student Programming and Raider Entertainment hosted a viewing Wednesday evening of “Do Not Resist,” a new documentary from director Craig Atkinson about the militarization of police in the United States. “Do Not Resist” is a Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary, …

Twitter and other social media played a significant role in news coverage of the often violent reactions in the aftermath of last August’s shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old Ferguson, Missouri man by a white policeman. “It really became a Twitter-based story,” said Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman and active user of social media, who …

by Amber Dougherty // Contributing Writer Three panelists visited MTSU to discuss the reality of reporting the riots after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last summer, in Tucker Theatre on Tuesday night. David Carson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer and videographer, Antonio French, St. Louis 21st Ward alderman and Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today …

“It was my day off and I was just doing dad stuff,” said David Carson, staff photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the day that “blew-up (his) career.” Carson was shopping with his daughter on August 9, 2014 when he read tweets that 18-year-old Michael Brown had been shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by officer …

Two journalists and a St. Louis alderman will host a free public forum in Tucker Theater on Feb. 10 to discuss the reporting process behind the death of Michael Brown and the riots following. David Carson, a photographer and videographer will join USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor and St. Louis alderman Antonio French in addressing …

Hundreds gathered on Tuesday, November 24 to hold a vigil for Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. A St. Louis, Missouri Grand Jury returned a “no indictment” verdict against Officer Darren Wilson on Monday, November 23. Nashville residents and others held a candlelight vigil in memory …