Salon III

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:00 am - 11:15 am


Moderator: Jeff Truesdell
Panelists: David Begnaud, Billy Manes, Yvette Miley, Erik Sandoval, Matt Thompson

Whether we were watching, reading or reporting, nothing quite tore at the LGBT community like the murders of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the largest single-gunman mass shooting in America to date. How does emotion inform breaking-news coverage when your heart is also breaking, while reporting on victims at a gay nightspot who may not be gay or even be out? Those on the scene discuss what it was like, the burdens and responsibilities they faced, and help frame the context for the stories that should come next.

Excellence in Journalism Awards presented: Newswriting, Newswriting (Non-daily), Multimedia