The Washington Post is reporting that journalist Charnice Milton, 27, is among the six people killed in six days in Washington, DC. Milton, was killed while waiting for a bus after a routine work assignment in Southeast Washington. She was shot and killed by a man on a dirt bike who was aiming at someone else. It is believed that the intended target used Milton as a human shield.
Peter Herman, Perry Stein and Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post write, “[Milton] was known as a tireless advocate for the communities east of the Anacostia where she lived and chronicled everyday life, using grass-roots-style journalism whether profiling a lifelong Ward 7 resident and avid cyclist or examining penalties for selling alcohol to minors.”
Milton attended Ball State for her undergraduate degree and later received a master’s degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from Syracuse University‘s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2011.
Read more at the Washington Post.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news blog the Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.