Media Coverage of the Anniversary of January 6

From The Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

One year ago today we witnessed troubling and horrific images we never thought we would see in this country. Protesters — spurred by a sitting president and cable news pundits and a wildfire of conspiracy theories — stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to stop the certification of a freely and fairly held presidential election.

The pillars that have always held up the greatness of the United States — the voice of the people through fair elections, the peaceful transfer of power — nearly crumbled in one of the darkest days in American history. And it’s a day that continues to have serious consequences and aftershocks. As I’ve written several times this week, Jan. 6 wasn’t the culmination of something, but the beginning.

So where do we even begin as we look back and look forward?

Well, the best way is to look at the coverage.

Start with these pieces:

And in a powerful guest essay for The New York Times, former President Jimmy Carter with “I Fear for Our Democracy.”

Also see Politico Playbook for “Your guide to January 6 anniversary coverage”

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