Wesley Lowery is a national reporter at the Washington Post, where he worked on the Pulitzer-winning project, "Fatal Force." His new book is They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement.
“I think that we decided at some point that either you are a journalist or you are an activist. And I identify as a journalist, to be clear, but one of the reasons I often don’t engage in that conversation—when someone throws that back at me I kind of deflect a little bit—is that I think there’s some real fallacy in there. I think that every journalist should be an activist for transparency, for accountability—certainly amongst our government, for first amendment rights. There are things that by our nature of what we do we should be extremely activist.”
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- [03:15] Detroit Free Press
- [03:15] The Plain Dealer
- [03:15] North Jersey
- [03:15] Diversity Inc.
- [03:15] Black Enterprise
- [05:00] They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement (Little, Brown and Company • 2016)
- [05:45] "Same-sex marriage is gaining momentum, but some advocates don’t want it on the ballot in Ohio" (Washington Post • Jun 2014)
- [06:00] "Senate votes to restore federal funding for extended unemployment benefits" (Washington Post • Apr 2014)
- [06:15] "Congressional Democrats to introduce new Voting Rights Act fix" (Washington Post • Jun 2015)
- [07:30] "Police use tear gas on crowd in Ferguson, Mo., protesting teen’s death" (Washington Post • Aug 2014)
- [10:45] "The story behind that Boston Marathon photo of runners carrying a competitor toward the finish" (Washington Post • Apr 2014)
- [10:45] "Aaron Hernandez indicted, accused of killing two men in 2012" (Washington Post • May 2014)
- [13:15] O.J.: Made in America
- [30:00] "Fatal Force" (Washington Post • 2015)
- [31:30] "The DC Investigates: Is WaPo’s Wesley Lowery Black?" (Betsy Rothstein • Daily Caller • Dec 2014)
- [40:15] "Police: Multiple witnesses say Antonio Martin pulled gun on officer" (Washington Post • Dec 2014)