Medill faculty discuss the media's coverage of the Newtown, Conn. shooting
Dec. 17, 2012
The issue of how to report on tragedies is always an issue in journalism, and in the aftermath of this past Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there have been a number of complaints of how the media covered the story. Medill faculty members Craig Duff, Ava Thompson Greenwell and Larry Stuelpnagel discussed the media's coverage of the shooting this morning and offered advice on how to report on such difficult and challenging stories. Take a look back at the conversation by watching the video above.
Learn more about our panelists:
- Craig Duff is an award-winning video journalist and documentary television director, producer and writer, specializing in multi-platform storytelling and solo journalism. Before joining Medill in 2012, he was the director of multimedia and chief video journalist for TIME, where he oversaw video and other multimedia projects for the magazine’s digital platforms and TIME.com.
- Ava Thompson Greenwell has been teaching broadcast writing, reporting and producing classes at Medill for undergraduate and graduate students since 1993. During the summer of 2006, she was awarded the Radio Television News Directors' Foundation Educator in the Newsroom Fellowship. Greenwell has served as the school's associate dean, Teaching Television Program director and Crain lecture series moderator.
- Larry Stuelpnagel is an Emmy award-winning reporter who teaches broadcast and multimedia reporting. He was named a Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer in 2011. He is also the faculty advisor to the student produced Northwestern News Network, the award winning student produced newscast for the web and TV.