Author: Eileen Byrnes

Newtown residents grateful for light media coverage Dec. 14

BY EILEEN BYRNES / Ten days before Christmas Eve and on the one-year anniversary of the slaughter in two first-grade classrooms, Newtown became a sort of Who-ville. The media – viewed by a most people here in the once- sleepy town as an evil, callous Grinch – showed that, perhaps, it does have

Outside looking in provides perspective on school shooting reporting

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