Remembrance and mourning in Newtown

I imagine I’m not alone in still struggling with the Newtown massacre. Even after witnessing media deluge, the tangential political grandstanding, the unique evil of killing 1st graders is very difficult for me to think about. How do reporters even begin to make sense out of the bloodbath? For many, they turn to politics, which [Read More...]

So a rabbi and a priest and 20 parents walk into hell

So, how many GetReligion readers will be able to forget watching the Robbie Parker press conference, accompanied by the image of his blue-eyed, angelic lost daughter Emilie? Not me, that’s for sure. I was struck by his early reference to the gifts given to her by “her Heavenly Father” and, while that is very standard [Read More...]

Telling Newtown’s story sensitively

I hope you can see the picture here. If you can’t, please click here for a larger image. I saw it on Adam Gabbatt’s Twitter feed on Dec. 15. He’s a reporter for The Guardian. He added: Now at special service at St John’s church in Sandy Hook. Bunch of over-zealous photographers were just asked [Read More...]


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