Shop Talk - July 14

Keokuk, IA – The panelists discuss the media coverage of the death of Michael Jackson and the subsequent public memorial.

The coverage was not limited to entertainment-related networks. It dominated network news and 24-hour news stations.

The panelists generally agree that the coverage was warranted due to the celebrity status of Jackson. They also felt that the story continued to draw people in and capture their attention, which is the goal of journalism.