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In a three-part series, The Denver Post examines the news coverage of Columbine, with interviews from the people who were there. We'll look at the way news was gathered that day, the impact of that coverage and how things have changed.

Bearing Witness: Columbine and the News Media The Denver Post

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In a three-part series, The Denver Post examines the news coverage of Columbine, with interviews from the people who were there. We'll look at the way news was gathered that day, the impact of that coverage and how things have changed.

    Part 3: The Changing Conversation

    Part 3: The Changing Conversation

    In a three-part series, The Denver Post examines the news coverage behind the Columbine High School shooting, with interviews from the people who were there and those affected by the tragedy.

    In Part 3, "The Changing Conversation," Amy Brothers and Kyle Newman delve into how the media landscape has changed since the tragedy and how news outlets have evolved in the way they cover such events. This includes discussion of the "No Notoriety" movement -- a campaign drawn into sharp focus just this week after a Florida teen "infatuated with Columbine" flew into Denver on a one-way ticket and immediately bought a shotgun, prompting a "massive manhunt" that closed schools throughout the metro area.

    Among those interviewed are former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis, Denver Post reporter Kieran Nicholson, former Denver post visual journalist Shaun Stanley, Denver Post breaking news editor Noelle Phillips, Columbine football coach Andrew Lowry, current Columbine students Kaylee Tyner and Rachel Hill, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Steve Wyant, and author/researcher Jaclyn Schildkrout.

    Bearing Witness is written by Newman, Brothers, and Katie Rausch, with editing help from Matt Schubert, Patrick Traylor, Matt Sebastian and Mario Sanelli. Special thanks to DeAngelis, Lowry, Schildrout, Nicholson, Stanley, Jeliker and Denver7 for the use of their archival footage.

    • 26 min
    Part 2: The Follow-Up

    Part 2: The Follow-Up

    In a three-part series, The Denver Post examines the news coverage behind the Columbine High School shooting, with interviews from the people who were there and those affected by the tragedy.

    In Part 2, "The Follow-Up," Amy Brothers and Kyle Newman consider the media's reporting in the days and weeks immediately following the massacre, including the search for reasons why it happened, how victims' families were approached in the wake of the shooting and the sheer volume of coverage that was produced.

    Among those interviewed are Denver Post reporter Kieran Nicholson, former Denver post visual journalist Shaun Stanley, Columbine survivor Evan Todd, football coach Andrew Lowry, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Steve Wyant and author/researcher Jaclyn Schildkrout.

    Bearing Witness is written by Newman, Brothers, and Katie Rausch, with editing help from Matt Schubert, Patrick Traylor, Matt Sebastian and Mario Sanelli. Special thanks to Evan Todd, Andrew Lowry, Jacklyn Schildrout, Denver Post reporter Kieran Nicholson, former Denver Post visual journalist Shaun Stanley, former Denver7 reporter Mitch Jeliker and Denver7 for the use of their archival footage.

    • 27 min
    Part 1: The Day Of

    Part 1: The Day Of

    In a three-part series, The Denver Post examines the news coverage behind the Columbine High School shooting, with interviews from the people who were there and those affected by the tragedy.

    In Part 1, "The Day Of," Amy Brothers and Kyle Newman look back at the events on the day of the shooting that left 13 people dead and forever changed a community. Among those interviewed are former Denver Post visual journalist Shaun Stanley — one of the first media members to arrive on the scene — as well former Denver7 reporter Mitch Jeliker and veteran Post breaking news reporter Kieran Nicholson.

    Bearing Witness is written by Newman, Brothers, and Katie Rausch, with editing help from Matt Schubert, Patrick Traylor, Matt Sebastian and Mario Sanelli. Special thanks to Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Lucas, Nicholson, Stanley, Jeliker and Denver7 for the use of their archival footage.

    • 23 min
    Previewing the three-part series "Bearing Witness"

    Previewing the three-part series "Bearing Witness"

    In a three-part series, The Denver Post examines the news coverage of Columbine, with interviews from the people who were there. We'll look at the way news was gathered that day, the impact of that coverage and how things have changed.

    • 48 sec

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