Amanda Congdon Wearing Media Hat Today

ABC and Dupont brand Amanda Congdon addresses some salient issues concerning the Virginia Tech tragedy:

You know, when I first heard about the shooting on TV in my hotel room at NAB, I turned to Mario and said "why does this always seem to happen this week in April?" Turns out, at least according to this blogger, that the beginning of spring marks "school shooting season". [sic] Do we, the media, have a responsibility to tone down coverage of these horrific events so as not to motivate copycats?
Excellent question, Racky! (For a high school journalism class, at least.) But isn't that what new media is all about? Breaking the rules? Setting your own? It's confusing these days.

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