On the last day of the university’s Mass Communication Week, students were able to watch a panel of both professional and student journalists give insight into crisis coverage.
The panel, titled ‘Crisis Coverage: Fort Hood’ served to educate students on how they worked to cover the April 2014 Fort Hood shooting, and how the resulting news played out.
“Fort Hood was a new experience for me,” said Kelsey Bradshaw, University Star news editor. “It was the first breaking news I’d ever done.”
It’s important to be sensitive and mindful of the event you’re covering, especially if it is one in which people lost their lives, said Jordan Gass-Poore, KTSW web content manager.