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Fri March 21, 2014
Treading Carefully When Covering Hate Groups
Fred Phelps has been a lightning rod of controversy for decades. The late head of the Westboro Baptist Church, who famously picketed funerals of American soldiers and LGBT people, died Wednesday.
On Friday's Up to Date, we discuss the quandary media organizations have faced: How do you decide when events like this are truly newsworthy and when you’re just giving hate groups free publicity?
- Peggy Lowe, reporter at Harvest Public Media
- Derek Donovan, public editor at the Kansas City Star