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Awaiting Ferguson grand jury decision, media reports on itself

Absent a grand jury decision from Ferguson but voracious for content, some members of the media (myself included, full disclosure) are resorting to reporting on the media's favorite topic: itself.

KMOV investigative reporter Chris Nagus noted that reporters outnumbered protestors, at least earlier today:

Fox News is out with a piece titled "Bias Bash: Media need to readjust Ferguson coverage."

Wesley Lowery, the Washington Post reporter briefly detained while on assignment in Ferguson this summer for the apparent crime of charging his laptop in a McDonald's, tweeted, "No matter how many times CNN says the announcement could come 'at any moment now' it will not become any more true. Will come tonight.

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Caleb Bonham, editor in chief of Campus Reform, testily tweeted, “The media seems to be praying for protests in #Ferguson tonight. It's disgusting. #PrayForPeace.”

Meanwhile St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter  Nicholas J.C. Pistor observed: "Everyone is tweeting and driving in #Ferguson. Only dangerous thing I've seen today."

Even former reporters can't resist the siren call of each other.

Andy Pollard, a self-described "former award-winning newsie," tweeted: I've seen 3 different times for a announcement. Glad I left news. I'm so tired of "Better to be first than right."

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Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.

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