Whose Murder Warrants a Headline?


Above: A memorial near the site where 26-year-old Yale forestry graduate student Kevin Jiang was shot and killed in New Haven’s East Rock neighborhood.

Fact: race and privilege play a role in news coverage. “Where We Live” on WNPR featured a good discussion on why some shootings (i.e. of Yale students versus other New Haveners) get widespread media attention. Host Lucy Nalpathanchil was joined by Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent, WNPR Managing Editor Harriet Jones, NPR Public Editors Kelly McBridge, and the Pastor at Bethel A.M.E. Church in New Haven.