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Friday, April 20, 2007

The CBC and the VT Gunman

Unlike the major networks in the US, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation decided not to air the material that Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui sent to NBC, and it has defended itself since. Read about its decision in a Toronto Globe and Mail story here. NBC continues to react to criticism of its decision, arguing the news value of the material; read a New York Times story here. Meanwhile, YouTube has become a center for information and reaction to the massacre. Read more, again from a Canadian perspective, here.

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