Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Best coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy...

As a journalist, I tend to look at how media outlets cover issues, rather than just absorb the news like a regular consumer. With the tragedy at Virginia Tech, I found that I was logging on two, three times an hour because it seemed like the story was changing by the hour. I looked at front pages of various newspapers the next day (Tuesday morning) and a lot of them had the basics on front - 33 dead, massacre, unknown gunman, etc.



Then I looked at Virginia Tech's own student newspaper and it was, beyond a doubt, the best front page I've seen in a while. Kudos to the staff for getting it right in the midst of such tragedy.





2 comments:

Quick's said...

This situation is extremely unfortunate...hopefully everyone at VTech can support each other, and eventually return to normalcy-

queen-to-be said...

I completely agree. This is absolutely the best coverage and got the first tear i have been able to shed over this incident as we the story becomes more bizarre - and expected. Etheral in its sorrow. Thanks for posting!