The turmoil in the streets has been met (and at times exceeded) by turmoil in newsrooms. Ben Smith in the NYT: “Historical moments don’t have neat beginnings and endings, but the new way of covering civil rights protests, like the Black Lives Matter movement itself, coalesced on the streets of Ferguson.”

+ Margaret Sullivan in WaPo: What’s a journalist supposed to be now — an activist? A stenographer? “I am enough of a traditionalist that I don’t like to see mainstream reporters acting like partisans — for example, by working on political campaigns. But it’s more than acceptable that they should stand up for civil rights — for press rights, for racial justice, for gender equity and against economic inequality. Yes, it gets tricky in the moment.” (It’s tricky. But it’s not that tricky. Cover reality. Don’t amplify lies and anti-democratic messages. Don’t allow outside forces to determine the day’s headlines. The Commander in Chief is not the Editor in Chief. You’re editors, so edit. And most of all, don’t repeatedly create false equivalencies in an effort to answer the false claims about a biased press. Be biased … in favor of the truth.)