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February 7th, 2013
04:58 PM ET

Newtown and the Media

After you see Friday's segment involving coverage of Newtown, Connecticut, we'd like to get your feedback on how the media have handled this story.  How long should the media follow something like this?

Looking forward to your comments.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


Filed under: Feedback • News Coverage
soundoff (365 Responses)
  1. Adrina

    The media should leave them alone they need time to heal they went though a ruff patch healing comes with time not having cameras shoved in their faces

    February 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm |
    • John

      I think the media should leave Newtown alone. They have gone through so much making them relive and retell it is unfair.

      February 11, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  2. Arianna

    The media is only doing their jobs. Though they have covered this story for a while at least they help us not to forget. So many people hear sad stories on the news and give their sympathy but too soon we forget. These are real people in the real world soon we as students will be adults facing the world. If something happens I don't want to be forgotten in just a few weeks!

    February 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm |
    • Len

      If the media did their jobs there would be half the issues surrounding the reporting of the story. It's just a rating circus as always. The actual facts don't seem to matter about anything anymore, they just make it up as they go. they will drag this out till the poor kids are 70 as long as it keeps you clicking the link.

      February 11, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  3. Ryan

    Well I think It should end and we should just move on. I understand it's a big issue (Gun Violence) but Everyone knows now so we should just move on.

    February 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm |
  4. CJ

    It's very heart-breaking to many people in Newton. However, we as a nation need to move on. This issue can't stand in the way of what our government needs to be doing. If the media focuses on the past, then we won't know what's going on now.

    February 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm |
  5. Madi

    I think the Media should countinue to handle this story until the world ends yes it might not seem important in like 50 years but if you think about it.... It's like 9/11 we remember that so this shoul be like 9/11

    February 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm |
  6. Christopher

    I think the media can handle it for however long they want. It means a lot to people when crucial shootings happen like this. We have seen it in numerous situations. My own friend has had both of her parents killed in a salon and people are still talking about it.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
  7. Jenna

    I don't think the media should go on for to long because Newton should be left alone and heal from the tragedy.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm |
  8. Sabrina

    I think the media should follow something like the shooting in Newtown until all the important information is out. I also think they(the media) should keep us, the people, updated on the information.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm |
  9. Reggie

    I think they should cover it a little more because it is a very serious subject and part of a larger story a much much larger one about gun control and the government is still trying to figure it out

    February 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
  10. Nardos

    I think that the media coverage over Newtown has been running long enough. Now is the time to start talking about solutions and for people to start listening to all sides of the debate.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm |
  11. Johann

    I think that the media should have been long over with this. Why are we making a big deal over 20 kids dying in a shooting, (true, it is very sad) yet we need to understand that thousands more will die of abortion. That's where the real problem lies.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm |
  12. Jensen

    I know that the shooting in Newtown was tragic but the media makes it seem even more so when they do reports on it. The victim's families need some time when their not always thinking about the tragedy. I think the media should stop reporting on the incident or at least just give a few updates every one in a while.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm |
  13. Chris

    I think it's time for the media to let go of this story. It was a tragic event, however the kids are back in school now and the healing process is already in full speed. I think the media moving on from the town and school would be the respectful thing to do.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm |
  14. Felicia

    They shouldn't have to draw the line because the media is helping them. It's drawing others to be aware of this event and be safer and help out Newtown, Connecticut. It's helpful, but if it's harming Newtown, then it should stop.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm |
  15. Sean

    They should follow this from here on because many more laws and rules can be added by a learning experience of this.

    February 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm |
  16. Kisela

    This should be followed until all the gun laws are approved. They need all this information so they can keep this tragedy away!

    February 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm |
  17. Allen

    I think that the media has covered the ordeals in Newtown way too much. It gives some people the idea that guns are to blame. Although it was a tragic event, the media drained it to the last drop.

    February 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
  18. Heath

    Sure the Newtown incedient was bad but I don't think the media should be treating it like some sort of present for them so they make money when they report. They need to leave the story be because the families that have endured this surely don't want to be reminded of it every day.

    February 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm |
  19. Adeena

    I don't think the media should get involved anylonger on this story that happened in December. Every time they show up, it will be a reminder to the families of the victims of the tragedy.

    February 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm |
  20. krishna

    I think after a week people try to forget about the event. otherwise the people in the event might feel bad about. This makes them feel that they might not have been able to do anything to prevent the event.

    February 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
  21. Maddy

    I think that the media is dragging this out to long because i know it was a terrible tragedy but i think that they should just make a day honoring everyone who is suffering from this. The media should let it go. When this is done then when the day comes we should bow our heads and think about those who are still grieving from this incident.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm |
  22. Meredith

    While the spotlight may be good for a while, so that people involved in tragic events such as Newtown can get sympathy. I feel if the media continues to report it on it can violate personal privacy.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm |
  23. Noah

    The publicity shouldn't matter, many children lost their lives. The news media should talk about this incident for more time to come, as well as making this as a spotlight for schools all around in the future.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
  24. Samara

    Everything has a limit.. when it does far beyond which is in this case going to New town, Connecticut Elementary school is not right.. Because kids are kids and everything will be fresh in their minds land there bruise is still fresh..

    February 8, 2013 at 12:10 am |
  25. Samara

    Everything has a limit.. when it does far beyond which is in this case going to New town, Connecticut Elementary school is not right.. Because kids are kids and everything will be fresh in their minds and there bruise is still fresh..

    February 8, 2013 at 12:11 am |
  26. Rheanne and Laura

    We think the media should follow something like this for a year. It is a very critical problem all around the world,and we think it is very important to talk about this. Many women are voting against not having guns because most deaths happen when men use their strengh. Woman have a greater disadvantage this way.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:28 am |
  27. Ruby

    I think the media should follow the issue for long enough to raise awareness of people, and honor the victims, as long as it doesn't turn out to be an exploitation of the victims and have bad influences on them.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:10 am |
  28. Katie

    I think that it is up to Newtown to say how much they want them to report on, since it is there town.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:30 am |
    • katie

      you are so right

      February 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
  29. Jarel

    I think they should stop because it just brings back bad memories to the people of Newtown and the news watchers who feel bad.

    February 8, 2013 at 7:36 am |
  30. Emile

    I think that the people of Newtown are just starting to heal, and we do not want to bring back bad memories. We do not want to bring bad memories to the people of NewTown.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:25 am |
  31. Aidan

    Its been a month since the tradegy. It's over with. They don't need to stay there for a year! So just scidatle on out of Newtown, reporters!

    February 8, 2013 at 8:27 am |
  32. Joshua

    I think they should stay there a little longer because the story is interesting

    February 8, 2013 at 8:31 am |
  33. Lydia

    I think the media should only follow Newtown,Connecticut for a couple of week's because if it stay's on to long someone may say something bad about it .

    February 8, 2013 at 8:32 am |
  34. Maddy

    I beleve that the media shoud take at least 6 hours. But if Newtown dose not whant the midea to look into it then leave the story alone.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:33 am |
  35. miguel

    I think that New York and the other places are going to have a lot of snow.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:33 am |
  36. Ayleen

    I honestly think the media has had enough information. They should just leave these poor kids alone.I get that other people want to know more about it, but don't you think that the kids feel bad already?

    February 8, 2013 at 8:34 am |
  37. mikey

    I think they should stop talking about the kids that died and the teachers that died.They should stop talking about it

    February 8, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  38. chelan

    i think they should follow it until the world ends because this is the 2nd worse shooting and envolvement that has happend in the world and people will never forget about it espesially what happend a long time ago when they had the 1st worse insident.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:36 am |
    • tony

      that is very very true

      February 8, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  39. Kayla

    I think they shouldnt be doing that because what if you get your pay cheek on satuerday and you cant get .

    February 8, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  40. Tony

    I think for as long as they can to resemble the kids in Newtown.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:39 am |
  41. Rose

    The bottom line is that this is a tragety not a news item. The media should know when to stop, and keep bringing the tragic accident will cause more pain to the families who lost their children.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:48 am |
  42. Alex

    I don't think they should keep going on about the sandy hook elementary school shooting because more and more people get hurt or killed every day and now its are chance to try and figure out a way to prevent that kind of stuff from happening.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:48 am |
  43. Bethany

    I thing we should give them a little space

    February 8, 2013 at 9:29 am |
  44. Logan

    I don't see how they think the media is bad. I mean the citizens did not think it was so bad when media came to find out more about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. But they are some how offended if they come just to make a movie if you think about it, it's kinda ridiculous. I however think it is fine.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:30 am |
  45. Sherrol

    I think you should not make a movie in that mourning town of Newtown. After that traumatic experience, give the people more time to mourn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2013 at 9:38 am |
  46. Zim

    Did survivors of the September 11th disasters go around singing and performing for different events? No they were given the privacy and respect they deserve, as should these families and this town as a whole.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:41 am |
  47. Kayla

    I think that they have kind of over done the NewTown shooting. Yes it's said but your not going to undo what happend. All you are doing is upsetting the families of the kids that died.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  48. Justin

    I think that it is absurd that these media people are continuing their onslaught against those kids in CT. They should leave them alone.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  49. Jasmine

    I feel that after the first story telling about the tragedy was too much. For the families who were impacted like that, when they see the incident alway in the media somewhere is like reopening a scabbed over wound over and over.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  50. Markeise

    They shouldn't comment for long because those kids has been througha devistating tragety and deserve to forget it and move on..

    February 8, 2013 at 9:47 am |
  51. Keith

    I don't think the media should follow a tragedy like the event that took place in Newtown very long after it has happened. It makes the family talk about things that they don't want to.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:48 am |
  52. Maddie

    i think that the media should report on this a little more, then leave. It was heart warming to see the Sandy Hook Choir perform at the Super Bowl. But after a while it can get a bit old. This was a tragedy that moved all of us, but the media shouldn't go too far.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  53. Elizabeth

    i agree of what there doing after that shoting in sandy hooks.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  54. ayli

    I think that they should follow the this until the problem is slove just to keep the people informed.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  55. margarita

    well i think the media should take as long as it needs to maybe even how the problem is.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  56. Emily

    I think that the Media should tell the story about the Newtown shooting but i also think that they should respect the tragedy of what happened. So when you ask about there thoughts you should respect there feelings about it. I think that the Media has crossed the line on some reports like when the news went and asked one of the kids mother about her thoughts. I thought that crossed the line because she just lost her child and your asking what she thought of having to go to the child's funeral.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  57. Jocelyn

    I think the media should keep following this process.For at least another month.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  58. Jennifer

    I think the media should keep on following from what they heard from the Newtown, Connecticut for about 2 weeks so that we can know how are the students and the teachers are doing.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  59. brandon

    They should go home right away because people still feel offended in Newton, CT.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  60. Abby

    I think they should tell the story and warn the people about what is happening.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:56 am |
  61. Chyna

    I think It should follow for A week or more.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  62. Nick

    I think that the media is overdoing it when it comes to these stories. All they are doing, is spreading news and making the person responsible, nationally popular. This might give other said killers motive to do these horrible things. Plus, this also makes it hard on all of the families affected by this tragedy.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am |
  63. Justin

    I think that you guys talk about the same topic for too long. I think you need better more interesting topics. They should have too only do as they want not pressuring them to do as told. They need to have the choice and if they don't wanna don't make them.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:00 am |
  64. Jenna

    I think that people should be on the news for a short amount of time. People might be annoyed by being on the news a long time and it might be hard for them to deal with. Tradgies are something that can last a long time but they will be improved in the future.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:00 am |
  65. Cody

    After about a week the media should pack up and leave because the families and people are never going to be able to move on with their lives if the media keeps bringing up the situation. For example I'm sure all of the people in Newton, CT are having a hard time moving past this issue with all of the media harassing them.. That's why i feel the media should leave after about a week.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:02 am |
  66. Satara

    It's different if they only bothered them once or twice ,but once they say it's enough then it's time to move on.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:03 am |
  67. Melanie

    Newtown, CT is like a sick child, take care of them while its happening and leave them alone when its all over. I think the media should stop reporting on newtown and wait until they recover.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:04 am |
  68. Paige

    As far as media coverage goes on national tragedies, enough is enough after about a week or two. Families involved are in enough pain as it is, I'm sure they wouldn't want to have it shoved in their faces for a month or more. People need their time to cope, a way to manage and deal with the hurt. Not only this, but there are other tragedies that I'm sure deserve coverage too but don't receive that acknowledgement. In all, people deserve the right to have their stories heard, but they also deserve that right to cope too. A week or two should be sufficient.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:06 am |
  69. Nova

    I think that we should spend as much time has we need to help the people who need it most.Many of my friends say that it is sad when people say they will help when they never do.Most of all the kids of sandy hook need the help the most .so we should still spend time on them and respect them.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:13 am |
  70. Dustyn

    Enough is enough after two or three covers on the issue. It would get annoying after a while with someone always asking you constent questions about tragideies that have happend in your life. This Conneticut issue is bad but the media has been covering it for to long now its been two months it's time to let go and move on to somthing new. Let the families have thier lives back and help them move on by letting them alone. That would be why enough is just enough with the issue of covering a story for way to long.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:13 am |
  71. Anijah

    I think that the media should follow up on the stories as long as it takes. Students like me would want to know what and how much progress the police have made. Newtown, Connecticut should have about 2 weeks for a story so devastating. Even more if that's what it takes.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  72. shawn

    at lest for a week and they did good.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  73. Ryland

    Not very well and not very long.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:16 am |
  74. Hunter

    They should follow it for a long time.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:16 am |
  75. paidyn and zoey

    There ok now so I think the should stop stressing

    February 8, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  76. Landon

    I think they didnt handle it well and i dont think they should follow it.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  77. carter/that dude

    im a dude

    February 8, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  78. Fola

    I think the media handle the story well, but I believe Newtown, Connecticut should have at least 1 week of notice, because teachers classrooms may have computer that are not funtioning properly, so they will have access over the week to a computer to caught up everyday on the stories they've missed.Student like us love watching cnn student news, especially in my school !!!

    February 8, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  79. braston

    i think that they should stop talking about this media and that they should start talking about something nea

    February 8, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  80. Samantha

    I was fine with all the media for a while, and felt deeply bad for all the victims, but I think it has gone on for long enough. I am tired of all this! I'm sorry, but this needs to end.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  81. Brooklynn

    I think that they should just make sure that if the kids went back to Sandy Hook they would be ok.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  82. Hunter

    I think that they handled the Sandy Hook Eelementry shooting very well by not getting in the parents face. I think that they should at least that they should follow the story for 1 month.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:21 am |
  83. whitney

    I think that if they found the people they should just comm down.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:22 am |
  84. Lawrence

    There is a certain point to everything that takes it too far. I think after a year people should be able to talk about it. Not after a couple of months or weeks.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:22 am |
  85. Adam

    I think they should get a month because for a story so devastating they need all they love they can get. Stories like this need a lot of respect.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:22 am |
  86. Alex

    Media is ok but most people should do it for good reasons like celebrating jesus christ.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  87. ashley

    i feel that sometimes certain things are followed too long but then again other subjects are not followed long enough some people want to know more about the stories but do not have time or knowledge to know how to follow the stories they would like to

    February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  88. Corbin

    I think that they should stop because kids are scared and I don't like the shouting and it should stop now.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  89. Hannah

    I think they should stop messing with the Newtown people because it is done and taken care of. It is not like the May 22, 2011 story in Joplin MO. twister. Because the Joplin MO. story was a tiny bit sader. But the Newtown shooting was sad to but Joplin was to.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:24 am |
  90. Brittany

    A blizzard hitting our area is claimed to be one of biggest one's in a long while, looking forward to being snowed in for the week, staying off the icy roads, and staying warm.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:25 am |
  91. trinity

    i think exploiting people is not a good thing but that dosn't mean we shoud forget about them we should rember them always and the tragedy that happen and be respectful for there privacy

    February 8, 2013 at 10:26 am |
  92. Laura

    I believe that some many people have reported about NewTown and so many people have heard of it, why keep on reporting about it?

    February 8, 2013 at 10:27 am |
  93. Austin

    I think that the media dwells on subjects like the New Town shooting way to long and should just have a few updates when good things happen to the town

    February 8, 2013 at 10:30 am |
  94. Folake

    I think the world should stay on this topic, because Newton, Connecticut should be proud to go back and this should build character in there self. Newton Connecticut is a encouraging and great school, just because one shooting. Students should not be scaried to go to school and build an education.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:31 am |
  95. Priscilla

    When purely helpful attention morphs into purely unwanted attention, it's time to pack up. The last thing most people want when grieving is to have someone up in their face about it.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  96. Cole

    I think this is very sad and I like that there doing fundraisers now most media is just using it for a story I say they have taken the media too far and should only do little stories

    February 8, 2013 at 10:35 am |
  97. Dannah

    The media should only cover tragedies like this for a short time. To drag something like this out is simply immoral. You have to let time heal the wounds, and let the dead rest in peace.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:42 am |
  98. Ace

    I think it is all up to the familys to decide whether or not they get attention/recognition, if they don't want it then give them their space.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:44 am |
  99. Caroline

    The media should stop right here and right now. This has gone long enough and students are trying to forget about and they are trying so hard to move on. The media is not helping. Also the media should of not had to go to Sandy Hook and question what happen to the children like 30 minutes after it happen. They need to back off and find another story.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:52 am |
  100. Morgan

    I think the media should cover the story, but shouldn't linger too long. It is a sensitive subject for the town.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:57 am |
  101. gabby

    i thunk that media should bring up tragitys once and only onece, like for example new town im sure all the familys who have lost a family member or friend do not want to hear about it over and over agian. Everytime they turn on a tv it just brings back sad feelings that they are trying to get rid of and its not realy anyones elses buisness to be asking more and more questions about how you feel to put it on the news.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:07 am |
  102. Nicole

    No I dont think the media should keep bringing up tragedys and bad things to people in the newtown because that could cause people lives to get even worse than it has ever been. Also, if the media did keep doing this and bringing up tragedys like having the loss of someone could make them feel like they dont belong here anymore and that no one cares about how sad they are from this tragedy that has happened.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:09 am |
  103. mackenzie

    Sometimes i think the media is right about bringing what happened in newtown conneticut up so that no one does that again to another school and kill a bunch of people. ANd sometimes i dont think its right to keep bringing it up because no parent wants to listen all over the news and radio that there kids died. Or that there kids friends died or even a persons like wife or husband there beloved died. Everyone wants to try to forget about it because its a tragdey and no one wants to keep being asked how are those family with that person missing. Its annoying everyone wants to just live a life where nobody keeps bringing tragdies up so my mainly reason is no one should keep bringing tragdies.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:10 am |
  104. Nick

    I think they should stop spending too much time on these tradgeties like Newtown for example: It's too much pressure for these kids like 2nd graders preforming at the super bowl or at a knicks game! They are like 8 yrs old, they aren't like rockstars there kids, kids don't need much pressure like that. The tradgetie happened 3 months ago these kids were scared, they want to forget about it. They keep on bringing it up, nobody wants to hear about tradgeties anymore!

    February 8, 2013 at 11:12 am |
  105. Sarah

    I think that your tragdies sometimes don't have enough info. because you eaither talk to little about them or to long abnout them and you don't have enough time to talk/tell us about your other tragdies that have happened. you should cut down on your talk time just a little bit and put more important info. in instead of puting not as important things in them. I think that you should stop bringing up tragdies like new town because these kids just want to forget about the horrible things that happened to them and you put way to much pressure on them like for instance them singing in a Nick's and them and singing in the super bowl.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:15 am |
  106. Jackson

    I think that the media should only report on a tragic story for a month or two after the tragity happened because then people will get annoyed and people will never get over the event that happened.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:17 am |
  107. Nathaniel

    If I was in a incedent like this, I would be trying to forget it, and wouldnt want to constantly see it on the headlines of every major news site. The media should draw a line somewhere so they are not hurting the feelings of the people that were involved.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:23 am |
  108. Becca

    I think that if new news comes up, such as the reason for the shooting, it's fine to cover it. But going on and on for months, and putting lots of spotlights on the victims (or their families and freinds) is a little excessive and they might not appreciate the attention.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:27 am |
  109. Holly

    I believe that the media should only take one week of coverage. Any more time then this I believe is invading peoples privacy and it would make it more tough to get through this tragic event.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  110. John

    A problem like this could take months to get good details and a good solution to the problem.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  111. Zack

    The media should cover a story like this until the people affected feel it is necessary to leave their families alone. We should let them decide when they should be left alone.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  112. Tyler

    It is great that people care so much about the tragedy and raising awareness. It might be a lot of pressure on the kids from sandy hook though. Maybe it might be going to far.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  113. John

    The media should stay on this problem until they have a solution to this problem

    February 8, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  114. Mikala

    I think that they should leave the poor kids alone. How would you feel if everyone kept following you around for half of your life. Instead of focusing on the kids we should focus on the real problem like finding away to protect the kids from another attack.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  115. Nadia

    I think that you should keep on talking about it. It seems like a big issue, that needs be resvoled. Some people are sick about hearing it but I know that alot of people still care,in a way. The use of guns should be adressed to alot of people and be limited on the useage of them. I still keep those little boys and girls in my mind because I feel as if they gave there lives to teach us all somthing about life.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  116. Blake

    ever since the tragedy, people have been raising awareness like crazy. I think it is a good idea that people are raising awareness but some drills that people do to be ready for something like that are over the top.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  117. Emilia

    Newtown will always need time to heal, but some healing can be done alone. As a communitty they can work together and get through the tradgedy even though all ooooof americas hearts are with them. <3

    February 8, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  118. clarice

    i think people should be able to be left alone without being bugged by media and the prest. it's unfair to them.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:50 am |
  119. sage

    I think they should still follow up on it. If they want to get the problem solved. Because people like me care a lot about the people that where involved. I mean think about all the familys of all the people that are gone from the shooting!

    February 8, 2013 at 11:51 am |
  120. Khaled

    The media should stop reporting from New town, and not wait for another shooting to happen someplace else before they start reporting there instead.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:51 am |
  121. Bradon

    After a tragity people have the right to know when and what happend. If it is big, and you already have what you need, then the news reporters have to leave them alone and let them move on with life. Instead of being nagged by everyone.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  122. Adam

    I think after a while it gets really old. They should just leave the kids alone so they can just forget about it.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  123. Paxton

    II think the media has covered newtown and needs to move on! After a while i would think they wouldnt want to be reminded about the people that died.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  124. Trevor

    I think that after the shooting in newtown conneticut that the media should just lay off after around a couple of weeks. I say this because if this where to happen to me i would want to forget it and just not have it brought up because of the pain.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  125. TJ

    I would forget it in a month but if somebody kept bringing it up i would keep remebering. I think that other people would be forgeting it after a few moths of it. I think that they should stop doing it because after they forget and everybody kept bringing it up everybody would be alittle mad.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  126. Dallin

    i think that they should stop reporting them. becsuse it is reminding them of what happend and they probly dont want to remaber

    February 8, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  127. Estrella

    I think that one it happened it happened. They shouldnt keep brining that memory back. So they should tell the story once and forget about it. If someone died, then they died. They shouldnt keep bringin the memory back.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  128. chris

    it should follow this for a long time and they should make a media that can follow remind you to do somthing that you forgot to do

    February 8, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  129. Jenika

    I think that it should be enough already because they just want to forget about what happened. Isnt it bad enough that something happened to that city.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  130. Nestor

    The media should leave them alone because they dont want to rember what happend that day. Every time they remind them they will never get over what happend.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:58 am |
  131. Alejandra

    I tihnk after all that happened, people should move on and forget about the people that died. It might be hard for so many other people but it has to be done and I wouldn't think anyone would wanna be rememebred of those lost ones. Some people might but not many.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:58 am |
  132. Austin

    i think the media so leave the town alone kids need to for get about the shouting. and for the nwe porters you need to lay off newtown so the kids can for get about the shouting.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:59 am |
  133. mikey

    The media should just leave. Nobody wans to remember what happened that day.The media asking everyone will just make everything worse.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  134. Juan

    it should last long because it would hold back

    February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  135. Sam

    The media should stop following the people about the shooting. If they want to do all of this movie stuff stop reminding them about the incident because its just to ring up bad memories. If they want to make movie stop bugging that one person about it.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  136. Keannen

    I belive that you should just for get it and move on and if someone keeps bring it up ask them to not talk about it. So if they keep talking about it just walk away and try to get your mind off it.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  137. johnathen

    i think the news people should only stay on the story for like one day because like the murder storys you only see them on the news like once. so why should they stay on a story longer than that unless there intervewing people if they dont have the awnser but as soon as they get the awnser they should just stop with all the interviewing.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  138. Jose

    I thnk that there is always a stopping pont and that the stopping pont shoudk be around a month or two from when the situation happened. For instance if there was a school shooting and the media kept on asking about it all the families that lost their child/children would just never forget and live their life happily.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  139. joey

    i think they should just leave those kids alone i mean after having to like see my freinds die and all that i think i would just want sometime to myself. cause i know if my freind died i dont want to be smotherd with cameras.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  140. Allison

    A tradgey like this should never be forgotten, but after awhile enough is enough. What happened in Newtown was a sad story that doesn't need published. When the news reporters start to come around every day thats enough. If somthing bad ever happened at my school I wouldn't want reporters asking me questions about it every day. I would want to forget about it sooner or later. People also dont need to be reminded about what happened in Newtown. For most, this was a tradgey not a story.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm |
  141. Brayden

    It might take days, months, or even years but we might not find out for a while.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm |
  142. Shaddius

    it might take a while.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm |
  143. Trinitee

    i think they should carry it for a week only.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm |
  144. Jenny

    I think that the media should follo a story for a month tops and a minimum of a day. The media has been following the Newtown shooting for a long time now and i think they should back off a little bit.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
  145. kyra

    i dont think they should keep storys for a long time because if something been already handled then what is there to keep talking about.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
  146. Caleb

    I think the media is taking it too far. I think that they are invading peoples privacies and they should just stop. Not every one wants to share what happened to them or to their family

    February 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
  147. Natysha

    Just let it go it happen a while a go thats the past this is the future.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  148. Alexis

    I think that they should leave it alone now because it's over.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  149. Noelle

    I think that the media shouldn't follow an event for to long, about two weeks is enough. Some people try to forget about the event but the media keeps bringing it up.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  150. Eduardo

    The media should stop with this story. The reason they should stop is because it was tragedy of what happen and the pain people have could get worse.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  151. Destiny

    I dont think they should follow this for a long time maybe a week or two at the most. Maybe some one would have forgotten about what had happend if they stopped following it.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  152. Noah

    While I think it is important to get the word out, but also respect the victims privacy. I think right no, it's too late to make any new stories about Newtown

    February 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
  153. Tessie

    I think that what happened at Newtown was a serious tragedy.I think that the media should publicate how serious gun violence is and how we need to resolve the conflicts and protests.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
  154. Sam

    It is tragic when something like at Sandy Hook happens, and it is good to have the world's support – for a time. Then you feel like you are being used for a cheap story for yet another news reporter. The fact that these people are making a movie about the targedy is good to help people understand EXACTLY what happened, but some people that were victims to the shooting feel like they are being monetized. The director needs to show sympathy, not agression when scouting fo locations.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
  155. Steven

    The media has to first understand the people. If you see a man who lost his daughter, respect and try to not approach him unless he agrees. Do not annoy him to the point of angering him. The media has to draw the line where the people they are covering want it. The media has absolutely no right to bug someone for a few words. As long as the media does not invade personal lives, they are behind the line.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm |
  156. Jamina

    I believe any story as huge a Newtown should be followed for while to inform people on what happened but the media needs to back off after that while so families and friends could have that time to move on instead of being reminded all the time.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
  157. Zach

    I thought the media should have stopped snooping around Newton Connecticut a week or so after the shooting for the people can grieve the way there heart tell them to.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  158. Michael

    I beleive that a little too much coverage is definitly bad. I mean the facts,the story and the why? is all we need.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  159. Jackson

    I think that they should leave them alone, the people of Newtown are having to remember about it everyday because the news is always talking about it.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  160. Desiree

    I think that the media went to far if they would of just did it for one or two weeks and then let the parents go on with their lives it would be okay, but for a hole month!
    JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE!

    February 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  161. Jonathan

    I think the media should look from the perspective of the people who actually affected by the story and not by the rating or the views.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  162. Raven

    I think that it’s good for people to know about what had happened, but know that it’s over I think that the media should just leave every one alone about it. The more you hear about it on T.V. the more people hear about it and younger people find out about it. Then there are little kids that are afraid to go to school because they are afraid of getting hurt in a place where people said it would be safe there. So in my opinion I think that the media should just let it go. Every one knows what happened and people are sad about it, but it’s over, and most people are trying to forget about it. It’s not helping that these people still have cameras up in there faces a month and a half after this tragedy happened. The media needs to move on and let these people move on.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
  163. Jenna

    I think that it becomes exploitation when it’s been over a month and you’re pulling them out of daily lives to do a bunch of things they wouldn’t do if they didn’t become victims, by then we know what we need to know. We’re covered, we have the big story, we don’t need to have so many random people who were victims on the news talking about their struggle, not only are you invading their daily lives but you’re also making them feel worse about it. No one want to be reminded 24/7 that they’re trying to adjust and how it’s hard, how heavy the grievances are or taking them from where they are to go record their singing or have them perform at events. Not only is it exploitation, it’s also incredibly cruel to remind them and only want them for money, their own greed.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
  164. Summer

    I think that the press is way too much especially for such a tragic event in Newtown. It’s disgusting in away because they took a huge, serious, sad and terrible event and turned it into a toy. The press will always deny it but they are using Newton.
    Once you cover the simple story everyone should leave them alone. The poor kids and staff didn’t even get private funerals.
    More than a month and a half later the press is still there in everyone’s faces and criticizing them. It’s time to move on let people get on with their lives.
    Once you’ve made it a toy everyone loses interest and that’s sad.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
  165. Erin

    I think that media should follow a story such as the Newtown shooting for at least one to two weeks. Just to get the facts out of the story because it’s a tradegy for those who are grieving, it gets old, and for the children exposed to it that are not nesicarrily in Newtown. It saves a conversation to a child that should not have been exposed to it in the first place. From it being over reported it’s nice we get the facts but not over reported.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  166. sabrina

    I think that should have ended awhile ago, so that the New Town families can have they daily lives again, it is heart breaking to keep talking about it. If I was in this situation I would not really want to keep talking about it and I would maybe the first time everything had happened but not again and again. I know how it is when you lose someone you don’t want everyone to know what is going on and how you are taking it. With everyone telling them that they should had taken more time to grieve. I would not wanting people telling me how I should run my life because of something that had happened. Things happen and you have to grieve and keep the people in your heart you know what happened not everyone else.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  167. Austin

    The media should have stopped talking about this awhile ago. The kids and their parents in the shooting are tired of “being looked at through a microscope”. The media is giving to much knowledge about the shooting and what the parents and kids are doing about it. Now, the parents are getting judged about the things like if the kids should still go to the school or if they can just let their child “go”. The media can have coverage of a lot of other things instead of the shooting.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  168. Tatiana

    I believe these kids should have a break from all the popularity and news stories. It’s as if these kids are being taken advantage of. The media should just leve them alone and let them get back to their lives.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  169. Tatianaa

    I believe these kids should have a break from all the popularity and news stories. It’s as if these kids are being taken advantage of. The media should just leve them alone and let them get back to their lives.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  170. Caleb

    I think the media should back off. The media has covered enough about the shooting, move on to a new topic and let the New Town people be.

    February 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm |
  171. Dominic

    I don't think the media should keep writing or telling stories about the Connecticut shooting because families are already sad and devastated about the shooting. If the media do, than that is taking to far. Just STOP.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm |
  172. Brianna

    I personally think the topic of the Newtown should never fade away. It was a serious tragic that happened. All the people who passed away will be missed. I also think they should move on to a different topic. Just never forget about what happened.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  173. Trent

    LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!! Er, I mean, hop off those kids.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  174. Liam

    I believe that the media needs to leave Newtown alone. Even though it helps the community we need to let them move on so the people of Newtown do not have to watch another mom crying which will give them a lot of heartache.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  175. Gregory

    I think that they should stop its making people think about there kids more and the loved ones and why would they like to be ask everyday about what happen.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  176. Tabitha

    I think at the point of about a month is when we should stop keeping disasters in the news, less if possible though. The people don’t want to be constantly reminded about what happened and they want to get back to their life. Unless the people actually need help, or it’s factual news, they need to be out of the media.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  177. Max

    I think that one week after something like this that is enough time because most of the time there is nothing new. The people if they keep hearing about it that will make them sad.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  178. Elizabeth

    It’s time for a new topic. They people of Newtown should be trying to carry on their lives by now. Sure, it did help a lot of schools around the world be more cautious about security, but I think Newtown should be left alone.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  179. Maddie

    The Media hasn’t handled this well at all. The media should have stopped doing the story after about a week or two. Keep in mind that the families of the children who died are mourning at this time. If every station is covering this story and they see it, this could really hurt them. But the information should be posted somewhere instead of playing the same story for almost three months now.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  180. Jess

    I think that they shouldn’t stay on stories like this for a long time. It really depends on what kind of story it is though. Like Newton it’s a month and a half later and the news has nothing new to report about it. Let that community get back to normal. With Hurricane Sandy I think that they stayed on it for a good amount of time. There were so many people that needed help and I had nothing wrong with how long they stayed on that story. But what I am basically saying is that it really depends on what happened and what kind of story it is.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  181. Kodi

    I think we should do what the people in Newtown want to do I think should exploit them a little bit because it gives the kids a little happiness. I think that the Newtown kids would love to be on TV. But a down side it would bring up the memories of what happened that day. So I think they should do a little more exploiting if the kids want to. Let the children choose.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  182. Seth

    Yes, I know it’s a big deal but we need to stop talking about it and move on to a new topic. Because now it’s getting to be too big of a deal and we just need to stop talking about it so that they can move on and we can to. And the longer it’s in the news its going to scare kids to go to school.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  183. Daniel

    I think that the media should stop after a week because there is nothing else to say. How would the media like it if we found how they messed up and we talk about it for a month.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  184. Sarah

    I think that the media should report about something like this till they get the full story and maybe have a month after to see how the people are doing and then start reporting on different stories.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  185. Max

    The media should not follow this for a long time because maybe Newtown and the people in Newtown are trying to move on from this tragic event. Yes it is important for people to hear about it but the longer it is on the more of a chance a kid will here about it and will be afraid to go to school. So no I don’t think media should follow this story for a long time.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  186. Ameer

    I think the media should not have blown the situation on the front cover when they didn’t know much about it. I think they should have put the shooting tragedy on the news when they found out exactly what happen. They should only have done it once but, even if they wanted to do an article on the family’s who lose someone during the tragedy but, besides that it should only go along about a week or two but not almost two months. The longer it’s there, the people will keep getting worried that this will happen here in Florida.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  187. Ilanytte

    I think the media should talk about facts about Newtown not just extra things that really are not that important to the news, also I don’t thing the media understands but the more they talk about it the more the memory of it pops in there head and it just keeps on reminding them about the fact.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  188. Victor

    I think that most people have heard enough about Newtown. Yes, it is a very tragic story, but I don’t think it is right too keep exposing kids and parents to the public.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  189. Juliana

    I don’t think that the media should have taken it this far knowing that it is sad news to other people . I think they should change the topic and talk about something else and the longer they hear about it the more elementary kids are freaked out about it.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  190. Jae

    Sure nobody will forget about this but people just have to let it go.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  191. Jacob

    I think that the media should only keep their noses in someone else`s story as long as the person allows it.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  192. Matthew

    We have heard enough about Newtown. I think that about two weeks after the tragedy would be enough for people to hear about it, donate money, and donate time. Any longer than that the tragedy starts to get exploited and people start to become numb to sadness for the victims of the tragedies.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  193. Kristy

    I think the Newton and Media should leave these kids alone, the more they talk about it the more chance of kids knowing about it and people getting an idea. Although it is a good cause for charity but these kids just need a break. Maybe Newtown just wants to get off the subject.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  194. Kyleigh

    I believe that they should move on to a different story because it’s been a month and a half later and there is nothing else to say about Newtown. I think that we should let the kids and parents move on with there lives and try to get past this tragedy that happened.
    I think with keeping it on the news we are reminding kids and adults of what happened and giving other people idea’s of doing this again.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  195. Indigo

    I believe it is time for the media to stop using the children, people and name of Newtown, Connecticut. They have stretched it far enough. They stretched it far enough months ago.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  196. hailey

    i think they shouldn't follow it

    February 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  197. Mrs. Webb's Social Studies Class, LaSalle Catholic School, Holy Cross Iowa

    Our class feels that the media has taken this tragic situation too far. It is time to let all families grieve the loss of their loved ones and begin to heal.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  198. bradyw

    yes they shoud

    February 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  199. Avery

    I think that the media should only follow the Newtown trajedy for as long as it takes the town to calm down about this incident and be ready to talk freely about this issue.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  200. bradyw

    yes they can

    February 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  201. Olivia

    The news people should of done something. :(

    February 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  202. Alexander

    I think that the media should cover the story as long as it is beneficial for the families of the shooting. :)

    February 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  203. Charity and Thane

    maybe a couple months or maybe a year or two as bad as that is.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  204. Chance and Micah

    I think that something like this deserves more attention because this is serious stuff.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  205. TJ

    everyone will have to forget it.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  206. hung

    I just think we talking that thing again enough we should go to the new topic the media want to get some think new some think different but it not the same reaped again and again so the think we just should’ make the new over and over again so the thing I just want to make something look forward something new some thing we should be talking to

    February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  207. Jordan

    The media is definitely going to far. After something tragic happens she just let it go and stop talking about it. Making movies is going to far. I would allow a documentary on the tragedy.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  208. Jayden and Brady

    No I think that the television shouldn't cover the media and the shooting because it is very dangerous if we are not notified from people shooting.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  209. Thomas

    When the media starts to make movies about events like Newtown, Connecticut I think that that is going to far.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
  210. Alycen

    I think there is a limit of time when the coverage becomes too much. You can easily overwhelm people if they are in the spotlight for too long. Also if you make movies about that particular subject too soon after it it can be rude and invasive of those people privacy.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
  211. Taylor

    I think that the media should hover over a tragedy depending on how bad it is. There is a point where the media should just stop, and I feel this is passed all the time, and certainly needs to be watched in the future.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm |
  212. Erika

    Personally, I think that it would kinda be a little rude to cover this for a long time because it can remind people of the tragedy. I mean how do think the parents of those children that died feel, seeing people cover the story about their children being killed. And maybe the medias are just covering this story to get publicity and more views on their website or show. Then there is a movie. That’s just a little too extreme and it just will be a reminder of the people of Sandy Hook Elementary’s pain.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm |
  213. Francesco

    They probably went too far because people died, and you decide to make a movie about it. Sure the movie might be entertaining (I’m going to watch it) But why do it so early?

    February 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm |
  214. Ben

    I feel there must be a distinct balance between the coverage of stories and the privacy of peoples lives. If an event occurs which makes national news, as well as hurts the lives of people in a direct way we should not exploit it far. We should honor these people not invade their personal lives and feelings. The media often takes advantage of these stories like the Newtown Shooting. It just magnifies and increases the distress of these people. Honoring them is great and provides comfort for those affected, but investigating the tragedy does not.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm |
  215. Bridget

    I think they should follow it just long enough for people to know the whole story and realize that they can maybe change for the better to prevent things like that. If they have Sandy Hook students doing things like performing at big events, that probably helps the cause, but that could be traumatizing. There’s a fine line.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm |
  216. Andrea

    I think that the events that we focus on in the media are very important to our nation. People that don’t live near where the event occurred could learn information about it instead of being in the dark. But I do think that the media is going too far. I think that we should have information available about these events, but I think that we should make these stories in the media with moderation. The media can go too far and invade people's’ privacy and their emotional boundaries, and this has definitely happened with the Newtown tragedy.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm |
  217. Clare

    I personally believe that the media shouldn’t cover the story to such great-lengths to make a movie somewhat related to the incident that happened. It’s quite saddening for what happened and the media isn’t making it even better, they’re making it worse. They just need to back off and let the families be alone and not have to deal with anymore reporters and news coverage constantly about it, reminding them about what happened. Same with all other incidents that have happened in the past, the media have been going over-board, they just need calm down and back off.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm |
  218. Aidan

    The media has definitely gone way too far with the Newtown shooting issue. I think that it should be a main focus for the media for about a month, then they should calm down and let the people that live in Newtown relax a little bit.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm |
  219. Bridger

    You really can’t stop tragedies like Newtown from being covered by the media. The media is always looking for the biggest story. While the news or media seems to provide a sense of sympathy for the victims, the story sometimes can get turned into a tragedy film. Crews are always rushing to cover the tragedy, but want all the details of the story. This may include interviewing the shaken up victims, contacting police departments, or even exploiting the victims on social networking sites. The timeline for covering tragedies like this should be at MOST 2 months. This story should not be forgotten, but should not be covered 24/7 like weather.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm |
  220. Haley

    The New town tragedy was taking too far by the media because even though it was sad, the media should let it go and move on because they are making it a big deal out of it. The news should be talking about what is happening today around the world instead of focusing on New town tragedy which happened a month ago.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
  221. Alexander

    I think that the media should cover the story as long as it is beneficial for the families of the shooting. :) :)

    February 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm |
  222. Austin

    look i know its sad and all that but that happened LAST YEAR and we shouldn't dwell on that any more

    February 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  223. Molly

    The media needs to stop invading peoples lives, theirs a fine line between raising awareness in the matter such as Sandy Hook shooting and disrupting peoples privacy. And the media is crossing that line more than they should. One interview one news story is plenty.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm |
  224. Jorde

    They shouldn't go any deeper than what they did early on; telling of the tragedy and honoring the lives that were lost. Nothing more.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
  225. Kailey

    The media gets to be too much when they continue to ask questions and repeat things over and over again. It can make people angry or very upset. At the same time however, the overwhelming media is a good thing because it brings attention to people who may be in great need of it.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  226. Danielle

    About two weeks after the event, it’s time for the media to stop following the story. If what happened was bad, the victims will most likely not want to bring it up yet. If it was a good thing, some may get tired of hearing the story or seeing it more than a couple times. Two weeks or less is enough time to follow a story.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  227. Jarod

    I think that the media shouldn’t follow a story for more than a week. Because it just gets old, just move on to a different story. We don’t need to be reminded every day about a sad story like the sandy hook shootings.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  228. Chantal

    I think the media should not be dwelling on something as sad as the Newtown incident for more then a couple of weeks, because the victims will be reminded of what happened, and for some people might not be able to handle that.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
  229. Jarrod

    It depends, if you follow it too long, it becomes rather old or no longer relavent to current events.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
  230. Ashley

    The media should follow certain things that are important, but they shouldn’t dwell on it forever. People who are watching or reading about will stop caring about it and people in the area where the news it about will begin to get irritated that news reporters won’t leave them alone. It’s important for the news to spread around that something has happened, but it’s not necessary for them to drag it out for weeks.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  231. Zia

    I don’t think the way the media handled this story was inappropriate but I think it is time for the coverage to stop so that the people directly involved in the siltation have time to heal.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  232. Joseph

    What’s up Karl, I think that all the breaking news and the stages of the media should only last about a month or so.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  233. Sarah

    When breaking news comes through most of the information stated is false and used to distract viewers till they get more info. I think that large stories should be stated when all the info is gathered. Then the media should get some inside info but not endlessly dwell on the facts of the past.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
  234. Robbie

    My opinion of media networks covering sad, disappointing events should only last about a month after the certain event. The people of Newtown haven’t had any alone time to be with themselves without having a camera in their face. I know that everyone in America should have sadness about the events, but the people directly apart of the event should have time by themselves without asking for pictures and interviews everyday. The media should respect the people and stop bothering them after a month.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  235. Ryan

    I believe that using the media to call attention to issues that need help is fine, but dragging the issues out longer than necessary makes people tired and bored with it. I think that the media should cover the story long enough to get help or make a point and once everyone is aware and knows about it, they should drop the story or just ease out of it and not put so much attention to it.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  236. terry

    Hey Karl, I think all the breaking news and the stages of the media should only stay on for about a couple of months instead of just staying on for like ever

    February 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  237. Dominique

    I think that a news story shouldn’t go on for a long time especially one like Newtown, it reminds people of a terrible tragedy.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  238. Hannah

    The news media is getting too involved with the Sandy Hook Elementary killing. The members of the town are reminded every day and it just needs to be put to rest. Also the amount of attention on the children actually put them in even more danger. The media is has crossed the line way too many times.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm |
  239. Robert

    The media should tell the people about important events, such as the Newtown, Connecticut event, but shouldn’t stay on the same topic forever. The more the event is being explained, the less the viewer cares. The media needs variety, not one single topic.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm |
  240. Anonymous

    the media should really just stop bringing back the tragedies that have happend

    February 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm |
  241. Olivia

    The media describing the news of the Newtown incident should only report the issue for a considerate amount of time, enough to unfold of the news, while keeping the families feelings in mind.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm |
  242. Colton

    I feel that if something happens such as a tragedy media should lay off for a while because it’s a form of respect of the victims. There are better things to do then dwell on a tragedy move on to something else. The media should really just stop bringing back the tragedies that have happened.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
  243. Emerson

    The Media’s attention on New town after this tragic shooting was a very positive thing; it told us the ins and outs of the story. But it has now been only a few weeks after and they still are milking as much as they can out of it. I think the kids and families should be left alone at this point to let there wounds heal, after a while media coverage can become tedious and unnecessary.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
  244. Caitlin

    I think after they get the information they need they should let everything go back to the way it was before. They shouldn’t keep going after a month of the tragedy happens they need to give people breaks not keep bugging them.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
  245. Kelsi

    Some media attention could be a positive thing but too much could start to harm people. Media is only good until it starts disrupting others peace and well being. The people have a right to know but the people affected also have a right to peace.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm |
  246. Michelle

    News should go out for a minimum amount of time. Too much gets irritating. News repeat things for a long time. What they actually should do is bringing new news up to the media and just repeat the most important twice.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
  247. Star

    I think that it's too soon for excessive coverage. People are trying to heal, and by making a movie and such, those wounds will re-open long before they've begun to heal. Something like this should come LATER, when people will look at it as the past and not something that's in the present.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
  248. Matt

    I think that it's perfectly fine to follow a story, but talking about it every day is overkill. That's when it evolves from a news story, and a mother being reminded of her deceased child every day.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
  249. Brogan

    yes, I think that they cut way to deep into famous peoples lives. Do you remember what happend to Princess Diana? She died in a car accident because of the poperazzi.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
  250. Abby

    The Newtown shooting was a horrible ugly event, but having the Newtown choir with their green awareness ribbons sing at the super bowl really brought the little good out of the situation. But having the pictures of all the children’s faces on the T.V. every single night makes everyone upset. Now when most people think of Newtown they think of the horrible shooting not the beautiful scenery.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  251. Claire

    I think that they shouldn’t have put the kids on TV all of the time, it makes things worse by making the kids from that school go on TV and keep talking about it. Also, the fact that they keep putting faces of the children who died on media and people crying, I honestly think they need to stop and just move on and try and make the pain go away and let people move on with their lives rather than to hear this sad story every day, week, doesn’t matter they talk about it to much and it is bringing to much pain towards people and the families of the children who died.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  252. shayne

    I think they need to stop reporting because they are making the parents see their kids face and that reminds them that there kids are dead

    February 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  253. Abby

    The Newtown shooting was a horrible ugly event, but having the Newtown choir with their green awareness ribbons sing at the super bowl really brought the little good out of the situation.so i dont think its that big of a deal.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  254. Morgan

    I feel like sometimes with media enough is enough. We heard about hurricane Sandy at the end of October, why does it matter anymore? With the shooting in Connecticut I feel the media has crossed the line completely because if your son/ daughter just got shot in school, you reminded everyday and sometimes you want to try to let go and forget about it, but the parents still continue to see there kids faces everywhere then they miss them even more. After a story has been up for 2-3 weeks with nothing new to cover, it’s time to move on and cover a new topic.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  255. Hannah..

    I think they should stop the news on the Connecticut incident. After the families have closure they should stop. Showing the children’s faces the families were heartbroken and I think a little too much. Kids that would have been watching the news with there parents were probably scare to go to school. Now after a month it’s still going on. I think it’s enough they should drop the subject so the parents and kids don’t have to see there kids or be scared anymore.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  256. Sean

    I think that with the media just bringing up things day after day about something that happened a month and a half ago isn’t going to help them get views on the channel, manly because people have already heard all they need to know. All I’m saying is how many times do we need to see a crying parent on TV? How many times do parents need that had children go to that school but then shot and see that story be reminded of that child not going to be there when they wake up. What I think is that the media needs to drop it.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  257. Mariah

    The media should stop after a week of reporting unless the people want more reports and need help. The media should stop reporting on the news that happened a while back like the Newtown incident, the girl that got shot, and hurricane sandy. Its gets tiring after a while we don’t want to hear it after a week or so unless the people need help that they are not getting.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
  258. Taylor

    I think that the media is exploiting Newtown and should stop. I think that the media should only follow a story like that for three to four hours.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
  259. Abby

    I understand that it was a big situation, but I don’t think bringing the subject up almost every day is a good thing. Yes, it keeps us aware of what can possibly happen. Yes, we know danger is something you can’t get away from, but seeing these things, make people sad. No one wants to see pictures of children who could have had an amazing life. It’s just wrong. I can’t feel what the parents of those children felt, but if I feel this bad about this… I just can’t imagine how bad they feel, still hearing about it…

    February 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
  260. Brianna

    I think they should only cover it for a week. I'm pretty sure they're getting tired of the camera in their faces all the time

    February 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
  261. Jeremy

    I think that the media should only cover the story until all of the necessary questions are answered. If the questions aren't answerable, then they should leave them alone after a short while. If I was living in Newton, I'd be upset and annoyed by now.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
  262. Rimey

    How long should the media follow the Newtown shooting? Well I think they should follow up on it for a month or so. Why that long, well because it can show what happen then and then how people are a little bit after it happen. Also it can show steps, or the process between it. I don’t think the media should keep going for it like after 2 months or more, no one needs to be keep reminding of this tragic shooting. That’s how I feel!

    February 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
  263. Nashaly

    I think they should just drop the things now. After a month of having the media cover this story a million times over, what good will this do, whose it going to benefit? Are they trying to scare little children from ever wanting to step foot in a school again? I mean really this much coverage over a horrible tragedy that ruined families is ridiculous unless the media wants to help them and actually do something, like advertising there fundraisers. Just leave it at that then leave them alone.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm |
  264. tyler

    I think the kids of sandy hook are going to lock all of this kindness and awarness in there head forever.I think there putting a lot of pressure on these kids. I hope everything turns out ok.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm |
  265. Paige

    I think that the media should follow it for a long time, but also give people time to move on (especially the parents, sisters brothers etc.) everyone has a right to know what was going on, but not so much that people don't have time to move on.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm |
  266. Kevin

    Sometime it has to stop this network after the shootings became a propoganda center for gun control. Also reporting a story for very long times normally has a goal of propoganda.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
  267. Meghan

    I think we should draw the line at sometime,but you should keep us updated with imporant information about Newtown

    February 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm |
  268. Madison

    I think they should leave and let the people heal. With them there and bothering the people they keep reminding them about what happened and not able to heal. Its like a bandage covering a wound and having it pulled off each time a reporter asks about the incident, its a reminder that the pain is still there.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
  269. Asa

    I think that the media should follow something for a week at most

    February 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm |
  270. Ellison

    I think it depends on the people in Newtown. If the victims' families do not want the news reporters in their town anymore, that wish should be respected. I think that oftentimes, reporters want to be there first, and they want to be the ones that get the best/most information that they forget about violating people's privacy.

    February 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
  271. Brielle

    Even though something this big happened, it is not like its the first time. Shootings like this have happened before. I think the press and media have to let go of this story soon. Though the kids may be to young understand and be annoyed by the attention, the parents and adults are probably annoyed. I say let go of the story.

    February 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
  272. Grace

    I think that they should stop very soon. The parents probably dont want to remember how their children died it was so sad. It was tragic and i think they should stop soon even though its a big story

    February 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
  273. Jillian

    I think they've followed it long enough. The limit? Maybe 2-3 weeks....After all it just reminds the poeple of what they have lost. :(

    February 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm |
  274. Rylee

    I think the media should follow something like this until they realize the time they should stop. Why? Because the people related to the news should get a break in the publicity. Sandy Hook, for example. Those kids have dealt with the guy barging into their school and killing their best friends, they don't need more on their plate than what they already have.

    February 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm |
  275. COURTNEY

    I BELIVE ITS TOO MUCH BECAUSE REMEBER PARENTS LOST THEIR CHILDREN BECAUSE THIS CRAZY MAN WANT TO KILL KIDS SO THEY WOULDNT BE ABLE TO FORGET IT AND GET OVER IT

    February 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  276. Justin

    I believe you should keep following the story after what happened in Newtown because it is bringing awareness to people all around the w

    February 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm |
  277. Auri

    I think that the media does not need to be following this for that much longer. It's almost like when yo get hrt and everyone is crowding around you and being concerned too much. I thin Newtown needs a chance to breathe and let go of this. Before you know it, there is going to be another school shooting to be focused on.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:12 pm |
  278. Logan

    Social Media needs to back off and give Newtown some space.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
  279. Yesenia

    I personally believe that the media shouldn't follow up on this for too long. Its still too soon for the media to be sticking
    their noses into something involved with Newton. The people of Newton and along with the people of America are still
    recovering from the terrible tragedy that happened this past December.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm |
  280. Sean

    the media is partially taking over this event but it is a lesson to learn about what happens when guns are in the wrong hands

    February 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm |
  281. Kevin

    I think that Newtown should have a chance to calm down about this. I know that some parents are afraid for their children and others are worried about this happening closer to where they live, but it doesn't concern the entire country's media.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm |
  282. Parker

    Well it's okay for a bit but not to long and they also need to be careful what they put out there.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm |
  283. Shaqueetaneisha

    The media should be up for about a year until its put down. Then again, it shouldnt matter because its peoples feelings

    February 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
  284. Meaghan

    I know there are very tragic events that happened like Superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, but sometimes the media needs to draw a line somewhere. They can't report on things like this for years to come. There are very important things to report on that are happening now.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
  285. Natalya

    I think we need to back off for a while and give sandyhook some time to recover from this tragedy, without the media crowding them all of the time.

    February 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm |
  286. Kyle

    I think at least 2 weeks so it doesn't get annoying at most a month so people that did not here about it can actually here about it and if you don't see it well use the Internet

    February 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm |
  287. Haley

    Media tends to over blow this stuff. It is a big deal, but it is just on TV a little too much. School shootings are happening all over. They aren't getting nearly as much media attention as this though.

    February 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm |
  288. Katy

    I think that the media should be able to follow a story, if its a big story

    February 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm |
  289. zach

    I think that newtown is geting to much attition from the media because it happen just before chirstmas and it is fabuary I think the media should think about picking a different topic.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm |
  290. jack

    I think they have handled it well, but some people just don't know what peple dont know that those familys are going throgh.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm |
  291. Lindsay

    The media should follow a story like this as long as it is respectful to the people involved. Coverage on stories should not be featured for long periods of times. The whole point of the news to me is to give current information. By reporting on a story for a long time , the news is not really giving the current information. On the contrary the reporters are just repeating the report.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm |
  292. Jordan

    I think the media has been covering the Newtown crisis for entirely too long. After all, it's been about two months since the tragedy. It's really not fair for the media to make money and get on the front page as a result of other people's misery. The shooting is a serious problem and shouldn't be exploited for monetary gain, so the papers should really back off the issue.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm |
  293. Iza

    Being from Connecticut, and having a relative who went to Sandy Hook Elementary, I feel as if the families need the time now to mourn their losses, not be constantly reminded about it through the media. It's time for the media to stop covering it and let us mourn our loved ones.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm |
  294. Annie

    I think that they shouln't go to far and if that person doesn't want to be on TV the reporters shouldn't make them.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm |
  295. Rachel

    I think media has passed the line. Media coming into that town will remind the families of the loss of their children.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm |
  296. Nardos

    Also, the tragedies should not be used as a political tool, but as a driving force to change this nation for the better.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm |
  297. James

    They should stop bringing it up it happened a while ago and the news is just using it so they can get known... The people of Newtown don't want to relive the memories.

    February 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
  298. Bella

    I think they should be able to follow the story until someone gets visibly angry and askes them to leave repeatedly. Media Reporters may leave a case as soon as they find something more interesting, but if someone asks them to leave due to privacy or another reason, they probably should.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm |
  299. Ryan

    I think that the media should try to let the nation know what is going on so people can help.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:43 pm |
  300. Haley

    I don't think they should do that. The media can find something else to film. It isn't good for the kid. It should be up to the parents if the want or think that's good for the kid.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm |
  301. Haley

    Media should let it go they are taking it as a big deal. Newton needs a break from all the attention. The people need time to work out all the problems they have. They should find other things to focus on beside the shooting.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
  302. Haley

    I think they should keep going because then the schools and other places can have more security. People should save more instead of letting it go and stay on the topic. Make more places secure and safe.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm |
  303. Lisa

    The media should follow something like this. People want to know what the information is that is a as serious as the Newtown shooting. I know that my family and I rely on the media to keep us updated. The media tells 21st century students everything.

    February 9, 2013 at 12:15 am |
  304. Mitchell

    I think 2 weeks of coverage would be appropriate. That would allow for coverage of what happened and still let people get back to their lives.

    February 9, 2013 at 2:29 am |
  305. byun

    I think that media should just cut down their process

    February 9, 2013 at 4:27 am |
  306. Angel

    Following a news item for a long time of a particular place can irritate the residents. A period of one month is more than enough.

    February 9, 2013 at 6:44 am |
  307. katie

    The thing is that the media makes them feel like it is happing over again and again. So I think the media must stop they will must likey fall a part if they don't stop it Carl

    February 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
  308. Shawn

    I think that the media and others should remember events like Newtown but it shouldn't be on the headlines for more than 2 months.

    February 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  309. Alicia

    I think that they should be able to folow it because the school is already exploting their selves with concerts and stuff like that so it makes no sense) shout out to WFMS

    February 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm |
  310. Olivia

    I think that the media should only cover a tragic story like Newtown, CT for a month because you don't want to remind the victims families of what they lost.

    February 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
  311. Holly

    I really think the media should stop with the publicity. It has been 2 months since the incident happened, and people don't need to be reminded about it. It brings back painful memories for them.

    February 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
  312. Shreya

    The media shouldn't take advantage of disasters like this. It should follow the occurrences only to get info, not to use them as publicity.

    February 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm |
  313. Jazmine

    They should follow it to another year so that the incident clears up

    February 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm |
  314. natalie

    I think that they should stop talking about it.

    February 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm |
  315. Gwyniever

    The media should follow this until people move on and forget about what happened.

    February 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm |
  316. Tori

    If the media stays on one dramatic story for to long then it will bring back the bad memories of that story. Sure it helps the victims get support when they need it, but other wise the media shouldn't strech it out.

    February 9, 2013 at 11:44 pm |
  317. Kaia

    I dont think the victims of this event need all the pressure and reminders from the media they are stressed all ready. If they make movies or anything related thats just like reminding your mom to ground you for somthing you just dont do it.

    February 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm |
  318. Jueun

    In my opinion, the press should follow something like this until the victims are hopeful that they can handle this alone. We shouldn't give them endless help, because then they won't be able to stand up on their own. And if we leave them alone when they can't recover themselves, its being negligent. So when the villagers say, "Thanks for the help, but it seems fine with just us", you can just take the press's attention a little far away. :)

    February 10, 2013 at 5:53 am |
  319. Eden

    I don't think that movies or shows should be done using that story when it's not that long ago that the shooting happened. I can guess that many people from New Town will not want to look back on that mishap.

    February 10, 2013 at 8:54 am |
  320. Kennedy

    The media should follow something like this for about 2 weeks and then lay off because the people in that situation want their privacy and personal space.

    February 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  321. Griffin

    I don't see what's wrong with the media focusing on one place/story for a long time. As long as they're still getting publicity and benefitting from the exposure, I think it's fine.

    February 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
    • Andy

      Agreed

      February 11, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  322. Cayla

    The media should follow this story, but it will make Newtown look like an attraction for people to come see where 20 little children were shot and killed. We all feel like it was a devastating tragedy, but the media shouldn't be excessive.

    February 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  323. Calvin

    My thought is that that was a tragic event for nearly 27 families so the media in my opinion should keep on working on this subject to find out why the killer did this to 5 to 6 year old kids.

    February 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  324. Hana

    I think the media should give them a break they have already been through enough but we shouldn't forget such a tragic happening.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm |
  325. Joslyn

    I think the media should take the parents point of view. The parents probably don't want to be so-called "famous", because somebody came into their school and threatened or killed their children. Yes it was a devastating tragedy, but that isn't a reason for the media to keep dwelling on the subject.

    February 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm |
  326. Cheyenne

    To be honest I think that the media should follow around this story for at least 1 year because well, I would like to check up on the victims family members and see how they are holding up after this tragic loss. As you can see 1 year for the Newtown shooting would be very okay for me.

    February 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
  327. Erica

    It's to victims' family and their towns to decide.

    February 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
  328. Ethan

    I think media should not follow this story for reminding people of this sad thing. Media is media, just do what media should do, that is let people know what happened in this world. Someone said that people will forget this story, not trying to rethink it so that we need media to remind us. I think it's not right, people should remember it spontaneously.

    February 11, 2013 at 12:28 am |
  329. NOAH

    I would hate to be the parents of those kids they should of not been killed.And they should of moved on all ready.

    February 11, 2013 at 8:00 am |
  330. Lashell

    I think we should let people have some time with there love one's and recover from this tragedy, so give them some time before you just run in asking a whole bunch of questions.

    February 11, 2013 at 8:09 am |
  331. Danovan

    The media should not follow this story.I think for the loss of the children's parents may get even sadder.

    February 11, 2013 at 8:10 am |
  332. MALACHI

    i think that they shouldn't talk about newton.

    February 11, 2013 at 8:10 am |
  333. Phoebe

    The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a big tragedy, but I feel that the words "Newtown" or "Sandy Hook" are now associated with bad things. And I'm sure the people that live there don't like their town getting a bad name. I think the media should stop referring to the Newtown tragedy when talking about gun control or other issues. I feel bad that so many people are scared of Newtown, because something like this could happen anywhere! I don't know how Newtown residents feel but, I think the media should take into account their opinions.

    February 11, 2013 at 9:34 am |
  334. Nick

    the media needs tom follow Newtown around for a very long time, but it also needs to focus on other important aspects of the world.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:34 am |
  335. Logan

    I think the media should stop. it happened a while ago.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  336. Ryan

    I think it entirely depends on the story or the people, if the people in Newtown don't mind, it should be fine, if they do, the media leave.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  337. ben

    I think that the press should imediatly stop coverage of this story because it is just rude. Also, I heard that one of the reeasons that the shooter did this is so he would be known before he died, and we should not give him what he wanted

    February 11, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  338. Andrew

    I think that the media should be done with it by now. All of the important and relevant information has been covered. At this point, anyone still covering it is just doing it for publicity and the money. Instead of still talking about the tragedy in the past, we should be talking about how to prevent something like this before it happens again. There have been many more gun violence cases that could have been prevented if we already solved it.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  339. Yessica

    The media should not follow this story cause they should just let them R.I.P so just stop what ya are doing and let them R.I.P!!!

    February 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  340. Nelly

    well I think it should stop and the shooting why are people always so bad.:[

    February 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  341. Devon

    I think that the media should not still be there doing what there doing it is not right, people should have there privacy in there lives. Give thoes who lost chirldren that say should not be fallowed or questioned by the press still.

    February 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
  342. Jamie

    I think the media should only mention these things for only 2 or 3 weeks to get the word out about what happened. After that they should drop it to give people the privacy they need/want and so you dont set of bad ideas for others.

    February 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm |
  343. Bailey

    Everything has a limit.. even a story
    I think it shouldnt be contineued becuase it will bring back bad memoires and poeple usally dont want to remeber them if they were bad memoires.

    February 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
  344. Ryker

    i think the media should stay focus on newtown

    February 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  345. Dylan

    I think that the media should stop bring upth events that has happened and leave the people involved alone they are over the line they are over exposeing them they should let them have there privice

    February 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  346. Leigha

    I think that you guys should stop because things like that ahppen all the time all over the world and people talk about it for like a few days and then they find different things to talk about

    February 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  347. Sam

    the media should leave them alone they are in a tough spot right now and the last thing that they need is cameras in there face.

    February 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
  348. Alex

    I think it depends on the situation, when you think of something like Newtown it is different. It was a tragedy that happened before Christmas and it wasnt as big of a deal as 9/11 where that is something that affected the whole world, not just a country. Therefore, I think it depends on the situation but you don't want to make it like an attraction where kids got killed, thats disrespectful.

    February 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
  349. Alex

    The media should not continue to focus on this because it hasn't been enough time for the victims parents/family to adjust to yet and they might have hurt feelings or be upset about it.

    February 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
  350. Eric

    I think that the media should follow the stories but for a good cause not just cause. The media should write or get videos of it so that the students can find out wat happened if they dont know what happened.

    February 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  351. Brendan

    I belive that the media carrys away about how long the talk about a topic. But there is time to keep talking about certain tradgey because 911 makes us stronger as citizens.

    February 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  352. Sydney

    i think that this story should be covered 3-9 weeks and if anything new pops up with this issue then cover it

    February 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  353. Victoria

    I think that a month and a half since the shooting of Sandy Hook. I think that the victims and the fallen to remember them in their memeries and thay should bans the rest of the wepons because the guns can be used by the crimals. I think that can be the right thing to do. I am very sad about the shooting. I had dreams about it it was a devastating seeing the children being killed as yong as 8 years old.

    They should do the right thing to do. The President should bans every wepons in the stores even the country of the Unted States Of America. I hope that the shooting does not happen again I think the people lern from this tragedy and moved on from that.

    February 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  354. Justin

    I believe you should not keep talking about the situation that happened in Newtown because if the kid that died if there parent is watching they might get sad and it will make them remember about the tragedy.

    February 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm |
  355. Denise

    I think that the media should leave them alone because something like that takes time to heal and all those people need time not a bunch of cameras shoved in there faces.

    February 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm |
  356. Stephanie

    I think the media has enough of what they need. The residents of Newtown are grieving, and we don't need to get in their way just to find what happened during their loved one's death.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm |
  357. Kim

    It's important for the victims need time for healing about this situation and their feelings.
    If the media stops following this story, once we knew the seriousness of the situation would slip in our mind.
    I just want resolution. So it won't more hurt victims feelings.

    February 12, 2013 at 6:59 am |
  358. Sarah

    We should definitely cover the basic details of this story because it's a serious issue, but that doesn't mean we need to invade people's privacy. There is no way that the media should need to follow a story like this for more than a week or so. After that, it's just to make their magazines, newspapers, ect. sell. That's not cool.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:21 am |
  359. Abigail

    The media should just back away. If it bleeds, it leads. The media just seems to get excited about stuff like this.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:52 am |
  360. Kayla

    I think the attention is becoming too overwhelming for the parents. I'm sure they appreciated knowing people care, but ongoing for a whole month is too much.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:05 am |