Media Coverage of the Virginia Tech Tragedy

Panelists spoke about media coverage of a school shooting incident at Virginia Tech University in which a student opened fire in a… read more

Panelists spoke about media coverage of a school shooting incident at Virginia Tech University in which a student opened fire in a dormitory and a classroom, killing several other students before taking his own life. Among the topics they addressed was the amount of time devoted to the incident in newscasts, the degree of speculation involved in covering the incident during a 24 hour news cycle, sources of information and methods used to disseminate information, as well as assessments of the quality of coverage. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience. Mr. Dalton moderated. close

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Media Coverage of the Virginia Tech Tragedy

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Program ID:
200368-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 13, 2007
Last Aired:
Apr 17, 2008

Airing Details

  • Aug 13, 2007 | 9:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2007 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2007 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2007 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 17, 2007 | 2:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 19, 2007 | 4:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 17, 2008 | 1:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2008 | 7:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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