Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Week of May 7, The Central Park Five

Hi everyone,


Today we are going to learn about the Central Park Five in preparation to watch the film next week.


In your Google Drive, answer:

  1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
  2. What questions do you have?
  3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!


Now answer these questions in your Google Drive:

  1. What did the media miss? 
  2. Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame? 
  3. Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How? 
  4. Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
  5. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?

III. Post your answers to our blog as a comment. Then respond to 2-3 other students' posts.

40 comments:

  1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    This discussion showed the hidden, strong emotions of the wrongly accused people in Central Park jogger case. I didn’t know about this case in details but just about a female jogger being raped. From this video, it was obvious that racism was still prevalent in 1989.

    What questions do you have?
    Why did the police still try to convict the teenagers even when their evidence didn’t prove?
    What would happen to the innocent, wrongly accused people if the real criminal did not confess?

    What did the media miss?
    The media missed the truth behind this Central Park jogger case. They relied on biased assumption, racism from people and police and made a bigger picture out of this.

    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes, the media was definitely to be blame for making up “Wilding” and “Wolf pack” to innocent teenagers. One of the headlines I saw was “Pack Ignored Her Cries, Called It Fun.” This was so offensive and it misled public to believe that these 5 teenagers were solely responsible.Police Department and whoever was investigating this crime should be blamed.

    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, totally. Racism from public sort of supported to sentence those teenagers without finding out the truth.

    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    This kind of language raged public more and made them feel more passionate about the case. Since there was nobody out there for the wrongly accused teenagers, public opinion was shaped to be against the innocent teenagers.

    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    Yes, it was when police were urgently searching for Boston bombing suspects. Several media broadcasting channels wrongly accused the missing Brown University student. In fact, that student clearly had nothing to do with this bombing and was finally found to be dead somewhere near water. After the true perpetrator was found, the media had to apologize to the accused student’s family members.

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    1. Police search mostly teenagers because I guess at that moment teenagers were most likely the ones who did crimes.

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  2. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I learned that in 1989, people were much divided in NYC. And many crimes were happening and people were afraid of going outside. And there were a lot of racism going on.
    2.What questions do you have?
    Why there were many crimes
    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I haven’t experienced racist yet


    1. What did the media miss?
    Media were using a lot of colorful words to misguide people and make people afraid of those 5 suspects.
    2. Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes. They were too biased.
    3. Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes. People would automately think they did it…
    4. Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric
    language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It appealed to people that 5 suspects did it. And they were bad
    5. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    No.


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    1. Yes, I agree that the media was way too biased.

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    2. Media creates access for people to know news but also drive people to be biased

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  3. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I learned that racism still exists nowadays.
    What questions do you have?
    How long does it take to produce this documentary?
    Is racial profiling still happening in the United States?
    If you were a member of the audience , please talk about your experience!!
    I was not.

    What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Even if a media can be blamed of what happened in this scene because media did not give enough information at that moment. However, we can’t really blame the media, because the media was just doing their job.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so. Racial tension played a big role in that part. What they believe will most likely affect the decision they make. Thus, I strongly concur that city’s racial tensions played a big role in the wrongful convictions.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts? I can, where a media was just wanting to get a news to share with the public but they don’t even know if the information is accurate and precise.

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    1. Racism exists throughout the history and never dies out unless...

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  4. 1.What new information did you get from this discussion?
    From this discussion, we know that the false statement added on the black people who was accused to be a rapist. The prejudgement is not fair if we practice based on races or any other characteristics.
    2.What questions do you have?
    One question I have is that why the prosecution was so easy to set as guilty if a person was innocent actually, what’s the ground to put a person in jail?
    3.If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    If I was a member of the audience, I think I would be touched by this huge issue. Because it can happen to anybody including myself. The assumption without any certification is a very dangerous decision.


    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts behind the issue. It doesn’t cover the truth but exaggerate the reality.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes. Because it’s the human nature to blame people who did bad things.
    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I believe. Because America is a melting pot. All kinds of people get around in the same neighborhood. The minority group will be taken care of in a very discriminated way.
    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    Language is a lethal weapon that will destroy people’s way of thinking. It will directly lead the public to the bias that the media wants. Therefore, the public opinion will be uniform one one particular issue.
    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    The gun violence event happened in Newtown. I noticed the number of people who get injured and dead kept changing when new press was released

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    1. I agree with your opinions.

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    2. Yes, minority groups are used to be scapegoats.

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  5. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    This case is an example of what happens everyday in this land of the free and home of the brave.

    What questions do you have?
    What was the role of the white woman?
    where is the press in directly asking them to demonstrate this?

    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I think even if they get money, it can never make up for all what happened to them being locked up.

    What did the media miss?
    The media missed some facts about the false conviction.

    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes, because they used color language to discribe them.

    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, because people always believe what they believed before.

    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    The language shows how people treat to these five people.

    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    No

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  6. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I see how racism was still dominating the US society in the that of that events. These innocent men were accused of something they didn’t do. I also notice the emotions these people have when they talked about the story.
    2. What questions do you have?
    How can those men do nothing when their civil rights are taken away from them?
    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    The story was terrible. I didn’t know and I couldn’t imagine how this sad story happened to people. Especially when people pay for what they did not do.

    1. What did the media miss?
    The media just spins things around and it’s so biased. They missed the facts and told the public stories that were wrong.
    2. Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes, the media should be blamed for that. This was so brutal to these five teenagers. Everyone could see how these five teenagers life had been changed by the miserable story.
    3. Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Definitely. The city’s racial tensions just make the sentence easier. People’s belief affect their decision.
    4. Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    These language helped to deliver a negative image on these five teenagers. When people read the newspaper and saw those words, it was more probable for them to support the sentence that are extremely wrong.
    5. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    Yes. Media are usually biased. Sometimes the press even includes inaccurate information, thus creates a wrong image for public.

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    1. The wrongly accused teenagers and their parents were not aware of their Miranda rights according to the article. I guess this lack of knowledge hindered their stepping up action for justice.

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  7. 1.What new information did you get from this discussion?
    On this discussion, we know that the false statement added on the black people who was accused to be a rapist. The prejudgement is not fair if we practice based on races or any other characteristics.
    2.What questions do you have?
    Why there were so many crimes happened?
    3.If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I haven’t experienced racist yet.


    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and issues that they encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.
    2. Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes,they are. Because it’s the human nature to blame people who did bad things.
    3. Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes. People would automately think they did it…
    4. Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric
    language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It obvious to people that 5 suspects did it. And they were very worse.
    5. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    No, I didn't.






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  8. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I learned that in 1989 there were lots of discrimination based on race and people were very afraid at that time.
    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    This is really a horrible situation and its really sad how these people pay for not doing the bad thing. To me I wonder if anyone of them were thinking if they did the real crime and then get the punishment it would be more acceptable for them than being locked up for doing nothing.
    What did the media miss?
    The media missed the truth behind the event.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes because of their exaggeration about the event and for the wrong information.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I do believe that Racial tension played a big role in this case and of course other cases like this. Whatever people believe or whatever the stereotype they have in the society will effect while making the decision of a case like this.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    These words shows that those five men were really bad and thus change the public opinion. “pen is mightier than the sword” this is a positive saying but it can be negative as in this case that those words were really strong that no one noticed or care about the reality.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?

    not really.

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    1. i agree with your answer about Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame? the media did wrong thing they have to For them to do is pay the price

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  9. What new information did you get from this discussion?

    I learned that in 1989, people were much divided in NYC. And many crimes were happening and people were afraid of going outside. And there were a lot of racism going on.

    What questions do you have?

    How long does it take to produce this documentary?

    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!

    If I was a member of the audience, I think I would be touched by this huge issue. Because it can happen to anybody including myself. The assumption without any certification is a very dangerous decision.

    What did the media miss?

    The media just spins things around and it’s so biased. They missed the facts and told the public stories that were wrong.

    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?

    Yes, the media was definitely to be blame for making up “Wilding” and “Wolf pack” to innocent teenagers. One of the headlines I saw was “Pack Ignored Her Cries, Called It Fun.” This was so offensive and it misled public to believe that these 5 teenagers were solely responsible.Police Department and whoever was investigating this crime should be blamed.

    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?

    Yes, I really do believe so. Racial tension played a big role in that part. What they believe will most likely affect the decision they make. Thus, I strongly concur that city’s racial tensions played a big role in the wrongful convictions.

    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?

    Language is a lethal weapon that will destroy people’s way of thinking. It will directly lead the public to the bias that the media wants. Therefore, the public opinion will be uniform one one particular issue.

    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?

    Yes. Media are usually biased. Sometimes the press even includes inaccurate information, thus creates a wrong image for public.

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  11. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I see how racism was still dominating the US society in the that of that events. These innocent men were accused of something they didn’t do. I also notice the emotions these people have when they talked about the story.
    2. What questions do you have?
    How can those men do nothing when their civil rights are taken away from them?
    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    The story was terrible. I didn’t know and I couldn’t imagine how this sad story happened to people. Especially when people pay for what they did not do.

    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Even if a media can be blamed of what happened in this scene because media did not give enough information at that moment. However, we can’t really blame the media, because the media was just doing their job.

    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so. Racial tension played a big role in that part. What they believe will most likely affect the decision they make. Thus, I strongly concur that city’s racial tensions played a big role in the wrongful convictions.

    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.

    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts? I can, where a media was just wanting to get a news to share with the public but they don’t even know if the information is accurate and precise.

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  12. 1.What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I learned that in 1989, people were much divided in NYC. And many crimes were happening and people were afraid of going outside. And there were a lot of racism going on.
    2.What questions do you have?Why there were many crimes If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I haven’t experienced racist yet

    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Even if a media can be blamed of what happened in this scene because media did not give enough information at that moment. However, we can’t really blame the media, because the media was just doing their job.

    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so. Racial tension played a big role in that part. What they believe will most likely affect the decision they make. Thus, I strongly concur that city’s racial tensions played a big role in the wrongful convictions.

    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    Language is a lethal weapon that will destroy people’s way of thinking. It will directly lead the public to the bias that the media wants. Therefore, the public opinion will be uniform one one particular issue.
    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    The gun violence event happened in Newtown. I noticed the number of people who get injured and dead kept changing when new press was released

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  13. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    When we see this video we can know in the free country people still have Racial Discrimination thinking. although they did nothing but because they are skin or racial accused them without Evidence ,that is unfair.
    2. What questions do you have?
    Why there were many crimes come out ? how the citizen think about that ?
    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I do not have this experience yet .

    1. What did the media miss?
    The media missed some facts and told people that were wrong.
    2. Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes, the media should be blamed for that. because they did not give Strong evidence .
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I believe. Because in the USA have All kinds of people get around here . more people have more problems .
    3. Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    They deliver a negative image on these five teenagers. When the people look the media or YV or newspaper ,they will think the bad way . no one noticed or care about the reality.
    4. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    Yes .the Entertainment media always talk about something is not true and Exaggerated that .

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  14. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    New York City was very divided. People were scary to go outside at night, because something bad might happened. Also back in1989 NYC was a city of in which discrimination and racism dominate.
    2. What questions do you have?
    Why nobody helped to those young boys? Why nobody looked for justice?

    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    Sitting there as the audience, was the most amazing expierence ever. We could feel the emotions going on. The rection of those 5 guys, their feelings.

    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    We can’t blame media, because that thier job. I think someone should take a place for them and fight for their rights.

    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so, because racial tension played a big role back in the time.

    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.

    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    There are many cases in which media make whole big thing which make a big problem.

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  15. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    It was amazing to learn about how this whole documentary was put up. First, it was Ken Burns’ daughter’s college project, then it was so fascinating, it turned out to be a book. Now, It is a very well-known documentary which makes America questions social status, injustice, and the problem of racial profiling among us not only during the old times, but also today.

    What questions do you have?
    How did it feel like for Ken Burns to work on such an astonishing project?
    What does America think about this? Can this still happen today?
    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    It was greatly emotional. I felt like I was part of their sorrow. I had the opportunity to somehow put myself in their shoes. it was so intense to see their faces right in front of me. I was sitting right upfront, so I really felt the vibration. I saw their tears so close, regret, shame, anger with my naked eyes. It was really a tremendous experience. I even wept and when I looked around almost everyone was weeping.

    What did the media miss?
    The media missed the part of questioning the possibility of these boys’ innocence in this case. The media merely demonstrates the public that the boys are totally malicious and that they are the ones responsible of the crime. They didn’t even have formal information.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    I think that the media played a huge role in bashing these boys. The media really shaped public opinion on how evil these boys are, but never questions the innocence of these five boys. They didn’t have any fact. The police really didn’t take time in investigating but instead played the boys to confess for something that they didn’t do. They violated their Miranda rights.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, because since people were angry and were willing to blame minorities for anything that goes wrong in society, the authorities were driven to make unethical decisions based on public belief and pressure.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolfpack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    The language that the press used made people hate these innocent boys even more because it made them think that if it’s fine for the media to treat these boys in such a hateful way, so it’s true that these poor teens are pure evil.


    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    Actually this reminds of the Brian Banks. The case was very intense.Banks was a 16-year-old junior and had made a verbal commitment to sign with Southern Cal when Wanetta Gibson, a Long Beach Poly high school classmate, accused him of the rape.Gibson recanted her claim and offered to help Banks clear his name after he was out of prison. That helped lead to the conviction being overturned by a California court and Banks' record cleared on May 12, 2012. The media bashed Brian Banks for doing this, but never really knew what was behind the story.

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  16. 1.What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I learned that in 1989, people were much divided in NYC. And many crimes were happening and people were afraid of going outside. And there were a lot of racism going on.
    2. What questions do you have?
    Why nobody helped to those young boys? Why nobody looked for justice?
    3.What did the media miss?
    The media missed the part of questioning the possibility of these boys’ innocence in this case. The media merely demonstrates the public that the boys are totally malicious and that they are the ones responsible of the crime. They didn’t even have formal information.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    I think that the media played a huge role in bashing these boys. The media really shaped public opinion on how evil these boys are, but never questions the innocence of these five boys. They didn’t have any fact. The police really didn’t take time in investigating but instead played the boys to confess for something that they didn’t do. They violated their Miranda rights.
    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.
    5. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    Yes. Media are usually biased. Sometimes the press even includes inaccurate information, thus creates a wrong image for public.

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  17. 1.
    What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I learned that New York City was very divided. People were scared to go outside at night, because something bad might happened. Also back in 1989 NYC was a city of in which discrimination and racism dominate.

    2.
    What questions do you have?
    Why there were so many crimes ? Why nobody look for justice?

    3.
    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I felt bad and humiliated when people used to judge me because of my color. When I go to a store people are looking at me like I am going to still. They class blacks as robbers which is not fair at all. We should all be equal.


    1.
    What did the media miss?
    Media were using a lot of colorful words to misguide people and make people afraid of those 5 suspects.

    2.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    We can’t blame media, because that their job. I think someone should take a place for them and fight for their rights.

    3.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Definitely. The city’s racial tensions just make the sentence easier. People’s belief affect their decision. People believe whatever they believe before. Nothing change.

    4.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolfpack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.

    5.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    The gun violence event happened in Newtown. I noticed the number of people who get injured and dead kept changing when new press was released.



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  18. What did the media miss?
    The media missed the part of questioning the possibility of these boys’ innocence in this case. The media merely demonstrates the public that the boys are totally malicious and that they are the ones responsible of the crime. They didn’t even have formal information.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    I think that the media played a huge role in bashing these boys. The media really shaped public opinion on how evil these boys are, but never questions the innocence of these five boys. They didn’t have any fact. The police really didn’t take time in investigating but instead played the boys to confess for something that they didn’t do. They violated their Miranda rights.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, because since people were angry and were willing to blame minorities for anything that goes wrong in society, the authorities were driven to make unethical decisions based on public belief and pressure.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolfpack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    The language that the press used made people hate these innocent boys even more because it made them think that if it’s fine for the media to treat these boys in such a hateful way, so it’s true that these poor teens are pure evil.

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  19. What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Even if a media can be blamed of what happened in this scene because media did not give enough information at that moment. However, we can’t really blame the media, because the media was just doing their job.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so. Racial tension played a big role in that part. What they believe will most likely affect the decision they make. Thus, I strongly concur that city’s racial tensions played a big role in the wrongful convictions.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts? I can, where a media was just wanting to get a news to share with the public but they don’t even know if the information is accurate and precise.

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  20. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I see how racism was still dominating the US society in the that of that events. These innocent men were accused of something they didn’t do. I also notice the emotions these people have when they talked about the story.
    2. What questions do you have?
    How can those men do nothing when their civil rights are taken away from them?
    Wasn’t there anyone that could have done something to help those young men to find justice?
    Where were the lawyers?

    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I was not a member of the audience, but if I was there I don’t think I would be able to stay in the audience facing that awful story.

    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Even if a media can be blamed of what happened in this scene because media did not give enough information at that moment. However, we can’t really blame the media, because the media was just doing their job.

    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so. Racial tension played a big role in that part. What they believe will most likely affect the decision they make. Thus, I strongly concur that city’s racial tensions played a big role in the wrongful convictions.

    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.

    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts? I can, where a media was just wanting to get a news to share with the public but they don’t even know if the information is accurate and precise.

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  21. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    Ans: New York City was very divided. People were scary to go outside at night, because something bad might happened. Also back indie NYC was a city of in which discrimination and racism dominate.
    2. What questions do you have?
    Why nobody helped to those young boys? Why nobody looked for justice?

    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    Ans: Sitting there as the audience, was the most amazing experience ever. We could feel the emotions going on. The reaction of those 5 guys, their feelings.

    1.What did the media miss?
    Ans:The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Ans: We can’t blame media, because that thier job. I think someone should take a place for them and fight for their rights.

    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Ans: Yes, I really do believe so, because racial tension played a big role back in the time.

    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    Ans: It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.

    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    Ans: There are many cases in which media make whole big thing which make a big problem.

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  22. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    New York City was very divided. People were scary to go outside at night, because something bad might happened. Also back in1989 NYC was a city of in which discrimination and racism dominate.
    2. What questions do you have?
    Why nobody helped to those young boys? Why nobody looked for justice?

    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    Sitting there as the audience, was the most amazing expierence ever. We could feel the emotions going on. The rection of those 5 guys, their feelings.

    1.What did the media miss?
    The media missed a lot of facts and experience that Yuseef Salaam encountered when he was serving 5 year term in the prison.

    2.Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    We can’t blame media, because that thier job. I think someone should take a place for them and fight for their rights.

    3.Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I really do believe so, because racial tension played a big role back in the time.

    4.Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metamorphic language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does help shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be warned of how terrible that scene was, so that nothing like that will happen in the future.

    5.Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    There are many cases in which media make whole big thing which make a big problem.

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  23. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    There were a lot of racism outside, people didn’t know the rules, they didn’t anything about the thing as Miranda’s rights.
    What questions do you have?
    Why all of these happened?
    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    It’s not good at all to have a disrespectful or racism experience at all.


    What did the media miss?
    Media missed a lot of information, also every media not providing all the information, and information is not always accurate.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    We can blame media for what they did.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    I think there were so many believes that that those boys did it because only they were black.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    I think the opinion of the public was based on their racial believes, there were no evidences and witnesses that those boys did it.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    no

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  24. What did the media miss?
    The media wrote their article without consulting the police on the evidence that were found. Also they were racially stereotyping them.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    The media is to blame for what happened to these young innocent boys. They were aware that the evidence that was collected by the police already proved that the five boys were innocents.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, I believe so. They wrongly accused these boys just because they were African American.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    The language used influenced the public to think a certain way about these young boys which caused them to be look at by the public a certain way.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    I believe there have been other cases where people were wrongly accused of doing a crime because the media didn’t thoroughly investigate the case before informing the public about it

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  25. I. 1. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    Something that i learned was in 1989 New York City was a city of in which discrimination and racism dominate.
    2.What questions do you have?
    Why nobody speak up?
    Why nobody helped to those boys?
    3. If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    well i don’t think that discriminate people just for their color is an appropriate form, i felt bad for those because i believe in the equality, you can’t judge someone for their color.
    II. 1. What did the media miss?
    Media were using a lot of colorful words to misguide people and make people afraid of those 5 suspects.
    2. Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    We can’t blame media, because that their job. I think someone should take a place for them and fight for their rights.
    3. Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    They deliver a negative image on these five teenagers. When the people look the media or TV or newspaper ,they will think the bad way . no one noticed or care about the reality.
    4. Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolfpack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    Language is a lethal weapon that will destroy people’s way of thinking. It will directly lead the public to the bias that the media wants. Therefore, the public opinion will be uniform one one particular issue.
    5. Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    The gun violence event happened in New town. I noticed the number of people who get injured and dead kept changing when new press was released.

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  26. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    I have learned that there are many unfair things going on, in the late 80s, people are scare to go out, because many crimes happened.
    What questions do you have?
    Why government allowed many unfair things happened that they did not do anything?
    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    Fortunately, I haven’t experience racial yet, and I hope it won’t happened to everyone.

    What did the media miss?
    I think the media missed the TRUTH, media has very huge impact to our society, but once they missed truth, they put our society at risk.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes, because they told about the event which they did not have enough info or evidence to put these boy in guilty.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Yes, based on their opinion, they think black people are all bad, they were people who will commit the crime most.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    They used these language which states wrongful convictions, which I told before, media has huge impact on our society, which could shaped public opinion.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    I know that there is a chinese channel in US that always talk about how bad chinese government is, and most of these are untruth.

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  27. From the video I learned that people are now scared to go outside at night though NYC is a free country and so many things going on to concern people about bullying, racism and discrimination.
    Why there is still have such crimes that interrupt our security rights whereas HDR made law for security?
    This story is such a heart touch story. And its terrible when someone have to lost their half life into prison and with blame that they did not do. Only that person knows what had gone through and what he lost.
    The media missed the real fact behind the scene and exacerbate what was in front of them, which was false.
    I don’t think media is blamed for this whole tragedy with these boys because, because they published what they get from investigator or police. However, its also human nature to make chaos based on what the herd instead on investigating what is truth.
    Yes, I believe that city’s racial tensions played a part because, people judge based on what they believe and in their brain; and we can not prevent the roots of racism.
    Language is a such weapon that hurt more than physical harassment. Nowadays people are dependent on newspaper/reporter and what they published. This make people believe that boy did that incident and society hate even more.
    There are tons of story like this that we do not know. For example, in my country now both government are competing between them and some other political parties are also getting violent. So many people died whereas reporter?newspaper saying that not that much people died.

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  28. What did the media miss?
    The media missed the part of questioning the possibility of these boys’ innocence in this case. The media merely demonstrates the public that the boys are totally malicious and that they are the ones responsible of the crime. They didn’t even have formal information.
    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    We can’t blame media, because that their job. I think someone should take a place for them and fight for their rights.
    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? Yes, because since people were angry and were willing to blame minorities for anything that goes wrong in society, the authorities were driven to make unethical decisions based on public belief and pressure.
    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can The language used influenced the public to think a certain way about these young boys which caused them to be look at by the public a certain way.
    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts? no

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  29. From the video I learned, people are now scared to go outside at night though NYC is a free country and so many things going on to concern people about bullying, racism and discrimination.

    This story is such a heart touch story. And its terrible when someone have to lost their half life into prison and with blame that they did not do.
    The media missed the real fact behind the scene and exacerbate what was in front of them, which was false.

    I don’t think media is blamed for this whole tragedy with these boys because, because they published what they get from investigator or police. However, its also human nature to make chaos based on what the herd instead on investigating what is truth.

    Yes, I believe that city’s racial tensions played a part because, people judge based on what they believe and in their brain; and we can not prevent the roots of racism.

    Language is a such weapon that hurt more than physical harassment. Nowadays people are dependent on newspaper/reporter and what they published.

    There are tons of story like this that we do not know. For example, in my country now both government are competing between them and some other political parties are also getting violent.

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  30. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    In the discussion we were able to see how the documentary has been changing the perspective people have of the case and of the five men involved in the story. That shows us how media can really influence people’s opinions about an issue.

    What questions do you have?
    I wonder if the victim in the case ever communicated with the 5 accused men after finding out they were innocent.

    Part 2

    What did the media miss?
    The media extensively reported the case without going after the truth about the case and treated the 5 suspects in a way that criminalized them. The media missed a chance to use its power to find the real story about the case and prove the innocence of the men involved.

    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    The media is not the only one to blame, even though it had a contribution to the way people understood the case. The police and other city officials hold some responsibility as well for not treating the case and the kids involved properly, which led to their conviction.

    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    At that time the minority communities were seen as marginalized and dangerous. I think the fact that the case involved black and latino kids influenced people to think of the suspects as criminals from the get go, without further investigation.

    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    Language can influence the image we paint of someone in our minds. In this case, the descriptions and terms used by the media made people perceive these boys as heartless criminals.

    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    In 1996 bombings in Atlanta, Georgia and the 1995 Oklahoma bombings there was a lot of misuse of information by the media that led to public misunderstanding of these cases.

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    What new information did you get from this discussion?
    People were scared to go outside at night, because something bad might happen, NYC was not as good as nowadays.I see how racism was still dominating the US society.

    What questions do you have?
    The only one question I have is: How was the information collected to produce this documentary???

    If you were a member of the audience, please talk about your experience!!
    I felt like I was part of their sorrow. It can happen to anybody including myself and it is really scary.

    II
    What did the media miss?
    They missed the facts and told the public stories that were wrong. They were manipulating information.

    Are the media to blame for what happened to these boys? Why or why not? Who else is to blame?
    Yes, the media was definitely to be blame for making up “Wilding” and “Wolf pack” to innocent teenagers. The police really didn't take time in investigating but instead they played the boys to confess for something that they didn’t do.

    Do you believe the city’s racial tensions played a part in the wrongful convictions? How?
    Racial tension played a big role in that part because what they believed had an effect in the decision they made.

    Both Jovon Ferguson’s story and the Yusef Salaam video describe the dehumanizing metaphoric language (“wolf pack,” “wild animals,” etc.) used by the press in reference to the Central Park Five teens. How can language help shape public opinion?
    It does shape public opinion in a way that public opinion will be known of how terrible it was. Media has a huge impact on our society and over the people.

    Can you think of any other cases where the media escalated a problem by sensationalizing a story without doing a thorough investigation of the facts?
    There are many stories in which media has made a great impact, but I can't name one exactly.

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  32. What new information did you get from this discussion?
    In the discussion we were able to see how the documentary has been changing the perspective people have of the case and of the five men involved in the story. That shows us how media can really influence people’s opinions about an issue.

    What questions do you have?
    I wonder if the victim in the case ever communicated with the 5 accused men after finding out they were innocent.

    Part 2

    What did the media miss?
    The media extensively reported the case without going after the truth about the case and treated the 5 suspects in a way that criminalized them. The media missed a chance to use its power to find the real story about the case and prove the innocence of the men involved.

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