Columbine and the End of Journalism…A TalkApril 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: columbine, columbine book, Columbine: A True Crime Story, Helen Verba, Jeff Kass, Society of Professional Journalists, SPJ
(Note: I will focus on media coverage of Columbine; this is the official description):
Helen Verba Lecture Series to Feature Jeff Kass May 6
Columbine: A True Crime Story gives an in-depth look at the shooting and its aftermath
Nearly 11 years after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 classmates and a teacher, Columbine remains the world’s most iconic school shooting. Columbine: A True Crime Story, a victim, the killers and the nation’s search for answers is the first book of investigative journalism to tell the complete story of that day, the far-reaching consequences, and the common denominators among school shooters across the country.
Author Jeff Kass will discuss his book, at 6 p.m. May 6 as part of the Helen Verba Lecture Series, at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place.
Kass was one of the first reporters on scene and wrote the Page One, next day story for the Boston Globe. For 10 years he covered Columbine as a staff writer for the Rocky Mountain News. He has broken national stories on the shootings such as leaked crime scene photos, and the sealed diversion files of the killers. He has also reported the story extensively for the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, and U.S. News & World Report.
This event is free and open to the public, presented by the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists, The Denver Post and the Denver Press Club.