The Collegiate Times – the student newspaper at Virginina Tech – has been providing multimedia/interactive media throughout the shooting crisis, employing an online blog-style approach that contains up-to-the-minute information sharing, as well as reader videos, photos and reports. Students appear to be participating in the Collegiate’s coverage rather than protesting against it, in marked contrast to the anti-media backlash aimed at other media outlets.

Students gathered at Holden Hall during the massacre.
Photo by William Chase Damiano/GNU Free Documentation License


The Collegiate Times – the student newspaper at Virginina Tech – has been providing multimedia/interactive media throughout the shooting crisis, employing an online blog-style approach that contains up-to-the-minute information sharing, as well as reader videos, photos and reports. Students appear to be participating in the Collegiate’s coverage rather than protesting against it, in marked contrast to the anti-media backlash aimed at other media outlets.

Students gathered at Holden Hall during the massacre.
Photo by William Chase Damiano/GNU Free Documentation License

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.