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Part 3: The Changing Conversation Bearing Witness: Columbine and the News Media

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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.

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.

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