December 15, 2012

Newtown Bee: Comforting community at time of tragedy

I recommend this Poynter article on how the Newtown Bee is covering the school shooting tragedy there.

This says a ton about community journalism and its relationship to its community:

“We operate a little differently because our job is to take care of the community, so we were inside helping to comfort victims and trying to provide human support without necessarily making reporting the number one priority. The publisher came down to comfort some of the families a little later in the day.” - John Voket, associate editor.

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