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This edition: Craig Wolff, Professor of Journalism, New York University

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 9, 2006.

Craig Wolff, Professor of Journalism at New York University, joins Ronnie to discuss how he came to write “My Heart Will Cross This Ocean” with the mother of Amadou Diallo, Kadiatou Diallo. He discusses some of the misconceptions perpetrated by the media about the young man mistakenly gunned down by police officers in 1999. He shares the story of Kadiatou Diallo and how her difficult background helped prepare her for dealing with the media and political attention she received while grieving for her son. He also talks about the current state of journalism and his views on the future of the craft.

Guest List

Ronnie M. Eldridge Host, Eldridge & Co.

Craig Wolff Professor ofJournalism, New York University