Grand Rapids Residents Rally for Fair Media Coverage

Local “video blogger” Josh Leo has produced a short video from a rally held earlier this week in response to local Grand Rapids television station WOOD TV 8’s special three part series on “Violence in Grand Rapids.” The rally resulted in a dialog with two WOOD TV 8 executives and the reporter that did the series, all of whom had to listen to residents of the Southeast side of Grand Rapids explain to them how WOOD TV 8’s coverage was offensive and misrepresented their neighborhood. Leo’s video does an excellent job of interspersing footage from the original WOOD TV story with interviews from rally participants and clips of the dialog between community members and the station.

Author: mediamouse

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