Sharon Kyle: At a minimum, let’s hope the Trayvon Martin tragedy — like the Emmett Till tragedy years ago — puts a spotlight on the danger of allowing fear and hostility to drive social policy.
Journalism lost much of its edge when it became a profession, not a trade. And tightening budgets make it doubly hard on reporters who now must work online AND in print. But the accumulation of all media in just a few, huge corporate hands means journalism will never again protect democracy as it once did.
Sharon Kyle: The Right dominates AM talk radio and Fox but progressives dominate alternative media and we can be a force to be reconned with when we use the media to get out our message.