The Jasper dragging death: Crisis communication and the community newspaper

@inproceedings{Glascock2004TheJD,
  title={The Jasper dragging death: Crisis communication and the community newspaper},
  author={Jack Glascock},
  year={2004}
}
This essay examines approximately 1 1/2 years of opinion page content in The Jasper NewsBoy concerning the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in June of 1998. The manner of Byrd's murder horrified much of the nation and galvanized public discussion about race relations. The NewsBoy's coverage was an important part of the community's response to the crisis, which ranged from prayer vigils to town hall meetings. This paper sketches a brief outline of the crisis as it unfolded to provide a context… CONTINUE READING