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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 Savanna Hazlewood // Contributing Writer The John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies presented an examination of the role of the First Amendment and the challenges of reporting in last summer’s Ferguson, Missouri shooting in MTSU’s Tucker Theatre on Tuesday night. The lecture featured St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer and videographer David Carson, …

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 …