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There are always a trio of TVs running next to the information desk in Squires, tuned to three different news channels. All three were reporting on Virginia Tech.

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A Reuters cameraman films students walking across the drillfield.

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Though reporters roamed the campus, many were confined to the far back end of campus, in the parking lot of the convention center. CNN's two main reporters can be seen sitting at left, facing a camera. The one on the left had begun crying on air…

The parking lot of the convention center bristled with satellite dishes. Dozens, maybe hundreds, sprouted from the tops of the vans.

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An reporter pauses, thinking, while talking with a Tech student.

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By Tammesia Green

Following the massacre that occurred at Virginia Tech University on April 16, many have come to question their own safety at universities across the country. The profile of a school shooter, once narrowed to a lonely white…

By Tamara K. Nopper | 04.19.2007

April 17, 2007

Like many, I was glued to the television news yesterday, keeping updated about the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech University. I was trying to deal with my own disgust and sadness, especially…

Posted: 4/20/07

Just days after the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech, NBC made the inappropriate decision to release videos of killer Cho Seung-Hui angrily ranting about the reasoning behind his crimes.

Cho had sent a…

Issue Date:Tuesday April 17, 2007
Section: Editorial Section
Ry Rivard, City Editor

By the end of the Monday it was obvious that the media had begun selling the day's horrors at Virginia Tech. No matter the gravity or magnitude of a…

01 Kiersey, Morning Ireland, April 18.m4a
This is a clip on the Virginia Tech shooting from April 18, 2006. It ran on 'Morning Ireland' show on the Irish radio station RTE 1. It featured an interview between myself and Irish journalist Robert Shortt on the drillfield which took place…

A student is interviewed by the media. Burruss Hall in background.

Photo by Roger Gupta.


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April 21st, 2007

Cho seung-hui, the Rutgers University women's basketball team, the students and Virginia Tech all form a tangled thicket nourished by the American media, overgrown with too many words, too many pictures and too many answers to…

April 18th, 2007
As the words continue to flow along with the tears after the deaths at Virginia Tech, one important observation rises above the ruins: the incident represented a triumph for what the pundits term the New Media over the Old. The keys…

Apr 30 2007
Re: "CUPD Assesses Campus Safety," News, April 18

To the Editor:

Thank you for the article "CUPD Assesses Campus Safety." In some ways, it made me feel a little bit safer knowing about the heightened security. However, it made me…

April 19, 2007

The amount of coverage has been staggering--dozens of stories per day in the top national newspapers, nightly broadcast news programs that are lengthened by half an hour, 24-hour repetitions of the same information on cable news,…

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These warnings are posted everywhere on campus buildings to ward off the media from attending class when the students returned.

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The students left and the media arrived. they were everywhere. Any piece of grass or slab of concrete was fair game.

Media trucks are seen everywhere on campus.

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An individual mourns and pays respect to the victims at one of the memorial sites on the drill field.

Photo Courtesy of Patrick Donohoe

Recorded Thursday, April 19 (24 MB MP3)
We've decided to scrap tonight's planned show (about language post-Imus) in favor of a show about the visual reverberations of the Virginia Tech shooting. Our central prod came from the trusty barthjg,…
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