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TN Politics: "Media Literacy" Could Curtail Some Extremist Views

On the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, the media has focused on hearings, investigations and the criminal proceedings for participants. But could the media do more to police itself?

Political analyst Otis Sanford says that with some capitol rioters claiming to have been influenced by "the media," a better understanding of what differentiates good journalism from political propaganda is in order.

In addition, as Tennessee Republicans in the General Assembly consider restricting local governments from passing residency rules for police officers, some Democrats, including Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, are expressing support.

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.