Baltimore is only the latest city to face charges of police violence and massive demonstrations and violent reactions to the death of an African-American during an encounter with police officers.
How can journalists cover these events, providing a national as well as local perspective, and maintain a balanced, fair approach to coverage? What are the most common problems and what solutions show promise? How does race affect policing, relationships between community members and police, and national opinion?
The resources on this page will get you started.