Journalists from organizations like the Associated Press, NBC and the New York Observer describe what they were doing when the train ride took a terrifying turn and report on the wreckage and their own injuries.
Chicago police have been conducting roadside sobriety checks in a predominantly black West Side neighborhood, but not in a nearby mostly white police community that has one of the city’s highest rates of drunken driving accidents and fatalities.
Some outlets were blasted for sensationalizing the events, while others tried to put them in social and historical context. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Sun disabled its paywall and allowed readers to access coverage for free.
Critics say, similar to what President Barack Obama expressed Tuesday, that coverage of the small number of violent demonstrators is overshadowing the vast majority of peaceful protests taking place over the death of Freddie Gray.
After the actor issued a statement to fans on social media, Professor Gates on Wednesday night expressed regret that he did not tell PBS that he had cut a reference to Affleck’s slaveholding ancestor from his story.