When To End The Coverage Of Newtown

newtown-ribbonAfter midnight going into the early hours of today I drove the 10 minute drive from Danbury to Newtown.

Actually it’s a trip I make at this time every year, going to some of the smaller towns around Danbury to see the Christmas lights on display.

But I normally don’t go in the wee hours of the morning as I did today.

Going at that time today was for selfish reasons.

I wanted to go to the Sandy Hook part of Newtown to pay my respects and do so without the media around. I’ve more than had my 15 minutes of fame in life, I don’t need anymore particularly when doing something so personal and private. Continue reading

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Journalists Need Help Overcoming Stress

12/19/12 – When I posted this article back in July little did any of us who live in or near Newtown know it would have so much meaning to those in the media who have covered the horrific tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Anyone who has watched the coverage can’t help but see the noticeable toll it has taken on journalists both in studio and on location not to forget those working behind the scenes.

Just about any journalist, myself included, at least once in their career is going to cover some sort of human tragedy.

I think just as with the public in general what is tearing at the heart of those who are covering this is not just the loss of human life but the life of those so young.

As I have said to many over the past days this is the one time I’m glad I’m not currently a part of the local media, as I’m sure I too would be covering the day Evil came among us.

Just as those directly and indirectly affected by this tragic event will need to seek out some sort of counseling so too will those whose job it is to report the senselessness of what mankind can do upon itself.

The following is the original post from July 30, 2012. Continue reading