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AP Award Entry Series: Making Sense of the Media

Dec 31, 2013

Every week, media ethicist Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute’s “Sense-Making Project” joins WUSF’s Craig Kopp to go behind the headlines, the hashtags and the viral video to explain how the media does its job, why they do it that way and how they could do it better.

From Tampa Bay media to national stories, their goal is to help listeners become better, more savvy, media consumers.  These examples discuss the responsibility of reporters in covering teen suicides and bully, the crazy spread of a viral video like the “Harlem Shuffle” and why the media always wants the 911 tapes.