Jeffrey Johnson dressed in his one suit, left his apartment and waited outside his former workplace the morning of Aug. 23, 2012. When Steven Ercolino approached with another Harzen Import employee, Johnson pulled out a gun and killed Ercolino. Johnson, 58, then was killed and nine bystanders wounded in the resulting police gunfire response. Ercolino and Johnson had worked … [Read more...] about Experts: Workplace violence catches media unaware
For many years I was on the reporter’s side of collecting news. When the massacre at an elementary school occurred in my hometown of Sandy Hook, Conn., I no longer was a member of the press, but rather a resident watching reporters, videographers, radio press, international writers and Internet bloggers descend on a hamlet that has one stoplight. dating online As each hour … [Read more...] about Outside looking in provides perspective on school shooting reporting
Political news junkies are surely growing tired of the phrase “looming fiscal cliff.” So, too, are the media members who are covering the biggest topic on Capitol Hill as the year winds down. (“Bored to tears” is how Fox News’ Shepard Smith described his feelings about the entire issue in his “Studio B” broadcast Dec. 12.) Mackenzie Weinger, a breaking news reporter at … [Read more...] about The phrase must go on – and on
Editor’s note: The list of questions soliciting votes for the year’s top national story was compiled before the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Gateway Journalism Review survey of the top stories for 2012. The most important international story, as voted on by our survey respondents, was the … [Read more...] about GJR readers choose top stories of 2012
Were this to have happened across the pond, British pundits would have called it "dumb arse stupid": Jim Romenesko, in a blog post on his website jimromenesko.com, reports that "the Kansas City Star has told reporters Karen Dillon and Dawn Bormann that one of them has to leave the paper, and they — not management — have to decide who goes." The headline of the story reads, … [Read more...] about Management is supposed to manage, right?