Baltimore Brew editor Fern Shen deserves major recognition for her phenomenal piece on yesterday’s Schools Not Jails kickoff rally and action. Shen was one of the few journalists who didn’t run when the police insisted that all media leave the site last night and began to cordon off the area, and today posted this phenomenal article outlining the evening’s events:
Also there until the wee hours was Urbanite‘s J.M. Giordano – we thank both of them for their hard work and devotion to real independent journalism, as well as the folks from Baltimore’s Indypendent Reader, our very own movement media, also there with us until the very end of the night. Independent journalism is a critical part of social movement building, and Baltimore is lucky to have folks like this in our midst!