With No Textbooks on How to Cover Riots, Reporters in Ferguson Learning as They Go

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By: Paul Farhi | Washington Post

The first thing you learn in covering a riot is to expect the unexpected. It’s not just the rioters you have to worry about, say reporters; the authorities can be difficult — and dangerous — too.

Journalists who’ve been covering the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., for the past week describe being wary of both sides.

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