For Some In TV News, Trayvon Martin Tale Has Personal Resonance

By Alex Weprin Comment

On NBC’s “Rock Center,” African American reporters, contributors and staffers from across the NBCUniversal family participated in a piece sharing their thoughts on the Trayvon Martin shooting. In many cases, they shared personal–and often emotional–anecdotes:

Elsewhere, CNN executive VP Mark Whitaker wrote a blog post outlining CNN’s coverage of Martin, including a town hall slated for Friday. Whitaker’s take is more journalistic and less personal but both instances outline how what was once a sad, local story has become a national one.

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