Virginia Tech Coverage

1 decade 6 months 20 hours ago Sunday, April 22 2007 Apr 22, 2007 Sunday, April 22, 2007 10:51:16 PM CDT April 22, 2007 in News
loading
This email came from Steven about a story we ran on KOMU looking at the safety of the MU campus. "Your question, "Do you think mid-Missouri campuses are safe?" That's kind of a loaded question. Of course they're safe. You see campus police all over the place, crime seems to be generally down and it seems to be a clean environment. "

And this comment came from Bret on our decision to run local news on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting.  "How are you guys not sticking with NBC News for the full hour on April 17. That is ridiculous. Brian William's news coverage is so much better than KOMU. This is ridiculous."

"We consider ourselves to be a partner with NBC Nightly News and we did think about how to address the situation," said KOMU Executive Producer Holly Edgell. "Ultimately, we decided to go back to our news at six o'clock because we felt ultimately the community, our audience here locally in mid-Missouri would want to find out what was going on here...the responses here. The campus, the community, and how people were feeling about the incident."

And this comment came from Gary. "What is wrong with NBC. I just saw NBC News showing home videos made by the Virginia Tech killer. You should have not shown one single image from this madman's diatribe. You are just giving him the attention he desired. If you cannot understand how wrong it was for NBC to show these videos...you care more about getting a scoop, than being kind to your fellow humans."

Earlier this week NBC News limited usage of that video to 10% of its air time and issued this statement from NBC News President Steve Capus.

"We believe it provides some answers to the critical question, why did this man carry out these awful murders? The decision to run this video was reached by virtually every news organization in the world"

"I can't speak for the exact decision making process at NBC Nightly News but I do know they did the right thing by first handing it over to the federal authorities and making sure that they got all the original material. I can also be certain that NBC had a spirited debate at NBC over how to handle Cho Seung Hui's incoherent ramblings and ravings and NBC said it uses a preponderance of caution in deciding what to air and how to use it. But I think they did the right thing in that it came down to the public's right to know. The question on everyone's mind right now is why," said Missouri School of Journalism professor Greeley Kyle.

If you'd like to comment click on the Your View tab.

Journalism is a complicated process and we value your opinions even if we may not agree with all of them. Be sure to join us next week at the same time as we share Your View of KOMU News.

You can also comment about community issues on our Your View bulletin boards.  Just go to KOMU.com and click on the Your View tab.

More News

Grid
List
FULTON - Fulton police arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping and domestic assault. Someone called the Fulton... More >>
2 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:47:00 PM CDT October 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's capital city scored poorly in a recent ranking of cities evaluating which places offer the... More >>
3 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:07:00 PM CDT October 22, 2017 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Pet owners brought their dogs and cats to Lizzi and Rocco’s pet store for a halloween themed photoshoot.... More >>
4 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:58:00 PM CDT October 22, 2017 in News
FULTON - Through an exchange in the Columbia Mothers of Multiples Facebook group , Katie Hanney gave and delivered a... More >>
4 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:35:00 PM CDT October 22, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In some St. Louis barber shops and beauty salons, customers might get sex education while having... More >>
8 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:50:00 AM CDT October 22, 2017 in News
Moberly - An arraignment is scheduled Monday for a Moberly man facing several felony charges ranging from incest, rape or... More >>
11 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM CDT October 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA- Missouri and Kansas will play a friendly version of their 'Border War' rivalry for the first time since 2012.... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, October 22 2017 Oct 22, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017 6:56:00 AM CDT October 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - An armed robbery occurred Saturday night at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store on Cooper Drive. CPD officers... More >>
21 hours ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:10:35 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - One man was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound received Saturday night. CPD officers... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:56:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
NEW FRANKLIN - The Missouri River Relief organized about 250 volunteers Saturday to remove trash from the Missouri River as... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:38:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Officers responded to reports of shots fired at about 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the McDonald's Restaurant on Stadium... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:36:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY – Four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision at Obermiller Road Saturday afternoon according to a sergeant... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:24:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
FULTON - Dozens of trucks raced though the mud to raise money for the Central Missouri Honor Flight Saturday at... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:48:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The state no longer will make children in foster care pay a $15 fee to get... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:56:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT- New bike lines were painted in Holts Summit Thursday to make cycling safer and more accessible. The... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:49:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Local entrepreneurs walked away with some cash Saturday after an annual pitch off competition. The sixth annual... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:42:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis public school district is suing 32 teachers for breaking their contracts by leaving... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:35:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology hosted an explorative event on Saturday for International Archaeology... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 21 2017 Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:23:00 PM CDT October 21, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 53°
8pm 53°
9pm 52°
10pm 51°
11pm 50°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:20p
Sunday Night Football
10:30p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
11:05p
Sports Extra with Chris Gervino
7:00p
Twisted
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Family Guy

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
7:00p
Twisted
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Family Guy