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McGuire on Media

Jerry Kill’s story should inspire us to search for empathy in disability coverage

In his blog, National Center for Disability Journalism board member and Arizona State University professor Tim McGuire writes, “When journalists cover disabilities, they need to leave sympathy at the door.” Instead, quality disability coverage stems from empathy.

McGuire examines the difference using Jim Souhan’s recent column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune claiming University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill should not be allowed to continue coaching after Kill’s fourth epileptic seizure during a game. Read more.