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Alternate title:ABC News & the case of Mumia Abu Jamal
Summary:In the 1990s, Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African American journalist on death row, became a symbol of the inequities in the United States judicial system. This film examines how ABC reporter Sam Donaldson's framing of Abu-Jamal's case stands up to the available facts and how it measures up to basic journalistic standards of fairness, balance, and accuracy.
Creator:Jhally, Sut
Contributor:Glover, Danny
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects: Donaldson, Sam, 1934-
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Journalistic ethics
Journalism -- Objectivity
Journalism -- Standards
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
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