Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Remarks from new principal to students before moment of silence emphasize one lesson to take from the tragedy in Newton.
Hyattsville Elementary School's new principal, Julia Burton, addressed her students before Prince George's County school's observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Her brief address, republished on the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association's Facebook page , gracefully addressed at least one lesson which she wanted her students to take from the tragedy: how to be more caring and kind to others. Her remarks, republished in full: "Good morning staff and students. Today Prince George's County Public Schools is observing a minute of silence. Please stop what you are working on. Remember that all of our school rules come down to three simple acts: Take care of yourself. …
The group also picketed a Prince George's County High School last year, calling it "pervert-run."
A member of Westboro Baptist Church, the group that picketed Northwestern High School in Prince George's County last year is headed for Sandy Hook Elementary School. Westboro Baptist is known for picketing funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims and now says it plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Examiner.com. A day after Friday's shooting in Newtown, CT, where police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother and then 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, Westboro Baptist member Shirley Phelps-Roper posted a message on Twitter that the group would "sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment." On March 1, 2011, Westboro came to Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, which…