Another shooting, this one in Texas
Monday night, on the night news and digital desk, we watched the unfolding story about the shooting in Texas, where the initial reports said that it was near the Texas A&M campus. The tragedy took the life of a constable. However, in the end, the shooting appeared to be a local shooting that didn’t directly involve the campus. We decided to run a short story on page 2A of the newspaper and to post a longer “storify” on our website, ydr.com.
Shooting tragedies are becoming all too common, unfortunately. This was a decision that tried to balance everyone’s hyper-concern with violence, especially near schools, to how the facts unfolded.
Do you have thoughts? I would be interested. Tom Barstow, news editor, night news and digital desk.