As a grand jury prepares to announce whether it will indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, much of the world has shifted its gaze to the streets of Ferguson and the country at large.
What’s going to happen next?
During the first protests in August, major news outlets at first ignored the unrest while Twitter and Livestream broadcasted up-to-the-second coverage of a movement that quickly captured the world’s attention.
This time around, the mainstream media refuses to be caught by surprise. Hundreds of reporters have descended on the city, meaning a maelstrom of information will be available.
Here’s who to follow and what to watch so you can make sense of everything happening on the streets of Ferguson and beyond.
We’ll be closely following the events at @DotPolitics for as long as possible.
There are a number of livestreams set to broadcast the events in Fergsuon live, including local news station KTVI Fox 2 of St. Louis:
This stream comes courtesy of Stringwire:
If you want to go straight to the source, the St. Louis Police scanner is a solid listen:
Popular citizen journalist Bassem Masri brings you to the front line of the protests:
Daily Dot contributor Shawn Carrié will be livetweeting from events in Ferguson all night. (He also maintains a great Twitter list for Ferguson.)
Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly has been posting a ton of pictures and videos from the lead up to the grand jury decision in Ferguson.
View from the overpass of demonstrators shutting down the street pic.twitter.com/HVeQJmh2Nm— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 24, 2014
Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today’s national breaking news reporter, has been closely covering the city of Ferguson, including preparations for the worst following the grand jury announcement.
Police just moved two benches from outside into the St. Louis County Justice Center. There are all ready barricades all around #MichaelBrown— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 24, 2014
Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg’s man in Ferguson, is following the protests and police reactions.
12 St. Louis PD SUVs lined up to trail protesters marching pic.twitter.com/zyQonGnqh9— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) November 24, 2014
ABC’s Micah Grimes is showing his followers what Ferguson looks like right now.
The Los Angeles Times’s Matt Pearce played a big role in the coverage of August’s protests and is already making news this month after being struck in the head with a bottle.
Deray McKesson is a protester in Ferguson giving a close up of his experience in a city increasingly on edge.
We know that being on the right side of justice doesn't guarantee victory. But we also know that silence is pre-emptive defeat. #Ferguson— deray (@deray) November 24, 2014
MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee offers his own glimpses into the city from perspectives of both police and protesters.
St. Louis County police are asking for donations for officers "working around-the-clock-shifts," including water, soda, Gatorade, DayQuil.— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) November 24, 2014
Here's a short list of safe spaces in the Ferguson/St.Louis area where people can get food or respite if they need it pic.twitter.com/zHiBGaXDCE— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) November 24, 2014
Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman, has become a prominent voice during the protests.
Don't let fear or violence further divide our city. Reject both.— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 24, 2014
Pray for peace.
Work for justice.
Push for change.