#MuckedUp chat: Reporting from the frontlines of #Ferguson
Ferguson coverage has captivated our headlines for going on three weeks now, and shows no signs of waning. During that time, national and global media outlets have descended upon the Missouri midwestern town in an attempt to tell the story of what has transpired there. At least one outlet, however, already counted Ferguson as its backyard: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, one of the largest newspapers in the midwest, just 20 minutes south by way of highway. Since the beginning, the Post-Dispatch has been on the story, covering the disparity of due process, sharing lessons, and ultimately, finding the American story in Ferguson. Just recently, too, the Post-Dispatch has announced a new collaborative effort with the Guardian, combining global with local forces to take this story to new levels on the international stage.
We're pleased to announce that St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page editor Tony Messenger will join us to shed more light on what it's like covering Ferguson. Messenger's work in 2013 earned him two of the nation's top awards for editorial writing, the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership from the American Society of News Editors and the Walker Stone Award for editorial writing from Scripps Howard Foundation. He joined the Post-Dispatch in 2008 as a capital correspondent and political columnist and has worked as a reporter, editor and columnist in newspapers in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Nebraska and South Dakota. He is also a board member of the Association of Opinion Journalists. Mark your calendars for this Tuesday's #MuckedUp, because you won't want to miss it. Join us this evening at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST!
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