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By Billy McMorris
Apr 17 2007

John Manetta Once Told Me

In early modern Europe the infant mortality rate was astronomical. Crude medical practices led to a high casualty rate for mother and child alike. In many cases, new mothers would be…

Major media outlets interview students, faculty, and staff.

Photo Courtesy of Dana Burman

Archived with permission of the creator.

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By: Anthony Galanos
Posted: 4/20/07

The media coverage of the tragedy at Virginia Tech is rewarding insanity and complicating grief. But there are 32 families, and an entire university who are grieving. Not sad, not upset, not disgruntled... but…

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The media need our help to shift their focus from murderers and violence to the compassionate healing journeys of victims' families:

After the Virginia Tech tragedy, the president of the American Psychiatric Association, Pedro Ruiz, wrote an…

Posted by Dale Peskin | April 23rd, 2007

Unaware of a shooting in a dormitory that left two people dead, Virginia Tech graduate student Jamal al Barghouti headed across campus to meet with his advisor. Nearing Norris Hall he ran into police, guns…

Recorded Thursday, April 19 (24 MB MP3)
We've decided to scrap tonight's planned show (about language post-Imus) in favor of a show about the visual reverberations of the Virginia Tech shooting. Our central prod came from the trusty barthjg,…

April 17th, 2007 by Dan Gillmor

(Note: This will appear tomorrow as an op-ed piece in the Washington Examiner newspaper.)

Once again, horror has given us a glimpse of our media future: simultaneously conversational and distributed, mass and…

Joseph (Joe) Librescu, the son of Liviu Librescu, the teacher who protected his students at the cost of his own life in the Virgina Tech killing spree yesterday, sent a heart-felt message to all Hotnews.ro readers.
"I am professor Librescu's son…

There are always a trio of TVs running next to the information desk in Squires, tuned to three different news channels. All three were reporting on Virginia Tech.

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