The Media Blackout of Pastor Terry Jones
Friday, April 08, 2011
The Koran burning by Florida Pastor Terry Jones that set off violent protests in Afghanistan was very nearly a non-story. Turns out Jones' previous publicity stunt left the media feeling burned and individually they reached a near consensus - not to cover him again. Who was the one media outlet who defied the blackout? And what happens if a Koran is burned and no one reports on it? Media ethicist Steve Myers of Poynter.org weighs in.