Duke, Media, and Covering The Big Story

The tidal wave of media attention that has descended on Duke University and Durham in the last six weeks shows no signs of letting up. Has the media coverage been fair to the accuser, and the accused? And why has this story captured such intense national attention? Host David Crabtree looks at media coverage of the Duke lacrosse alleged rape story with Ted Vaden, public editor at the News & Observer of Raleigh; Jeffrey Dvorkin, ombudsman at National Public Radio; Donald Shaw, professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Eric Umansky, who writes “Today’s Papers” at Slate.com. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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