Wesley Lowery, a reporter for the Washington Post, was one of the first members of the press to arrive in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer. His coverage of the ensuing aftermath cast a light on the pent-up tensions between some Ferguson residents and law enforcement.
Lowery spoke at the “Excellence in Journalism” convention in Orlando during a panel on the rights and responsibilities of journalists covering protests. Latino Reporter caught up with Lowery after the panel to chat about what reporters should keep in mind when covering communities of color with complex racial histories and social tensions. Click here to read the rest of the story.