Deggans on media coverage of Michael Jackson's death

06/26/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

The news that Michael Jackson had died broke on the entertainment news website, nearly an hour before other, more traditional news organizations, like CNN and the Los Angeles Times, reported the story.

Joining us to speak about the media coverage and about the performer is Eric Deggans, the media critic for the St. Petersburg Times. Eric Deggans also comes from the same city as Michael Jackson – Gary, Indiana. To read about his feelings about that, go to Eric’s blog called The Feed at

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