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We say #neveragain : reporting by the Parkland student journalists
2018
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Summary
A journalistic look at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control--as told by the student reporters for the school's newspaper and TV station. <br> <br> This timely and media-driven approach to the Parkland shooting, as reported by teens in the journalism and broadcasting programs and in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas newspaper, is an inside look at that tragic day and the events that followed that only they could tell.<br> <br> It showcases how the teens have become media savvy and the skills they have learned and honed--harnessing social media, speaking to the press, and writing effective op-eds. Students will also share specific insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.<br> <br> "One thing is clear: The Parkland students are smart, media savvy, and here to fight for common sense gun laws." -- Hello Giggles
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*Starred Review* From the aftermath of the February 14, 2018, school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, comes this collection that stands alone as a primary source document. A few pieces from the journalism and broadcasting faculty accompany dozens of short essays and photographs by student journalists of the Eagle Eye, the high-school newspaper and student broadcasters from WMSD-TV, the school TV station. Frank and sincere, if occasionally repetitive, the student essays capture the raw aftermath of a tragedy from the closest vantage point one can find. They examine the situation from myriad angles; a recent British transplant comes at it as a so-called outsider, while those closest to the heart of the #NeverAgain movement on Twitter examine their newfound celebrity and respond to public critiques. At the same time, it's a document about the inner workings of a high-school newspaper suddenly thrust into a spotlight far beyond what staff writers could ever have imagined. Many of the students wrestle with concerns of journalistic ethics: how to interview and write when they're too close to the subject at hand. A book like this shouldn't have to exist, and yet it does and for that reason alone, it deserves a space in all libraries.--Jennifer Barnes Copyright 2018 Booklist
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Introduction
The Events of February 14    Melissa Falkowskip. 1
Getting to Work on the Newspaper    Melissa Falkowskip. 10
Finding the Light    Eric Garnerp. 14
Part 1Activism
Pushed into the Spotlight    Delaney Tarrp. 21
Sweating Under the Spotlight: Recognition and Responsibility    Nikhita Nookalap. 25
The Role of a Journalist: Exposing the Epidemic of Gun Violence    Rebecca Schneidp. 30
Extraordinary Acts
Senior Brandon Huff Tries to Run into Freshman Building to Save His Girlfriendp. 34
Guide from a Journalist on the Other Side: The Dos and Don'ts for Journalists Covering Tragedies    Carly Novellp. 37
An Outsider's Perspective    Lewis Mizenp. 42
From Victims to Villains    Rebecca Schneidp. 47
Extraordinary Acts
Freshman Chris McKenna Comes into Contact with Gunman Minutes Before Shootingp. 52
Managing Your Own Bias in Reporting    Suzanna Barnap. 54
Speaking Out for Those Who Can't    Delaney Tarrp. 58
Not Just a Walk to the Park: Covering Civil Disobedience    Christy Map. 62
Extraordinary Acts
Senior Kelly Plaur Protects Her Teacher from Gunfirep. 66
Tweeting for Change: An Interview with Carlitos Rodriguez    Daniela Infantinop. 69
Holding Politicians to Account    Ryan Deitschp. 75
Shining a Light on Gun Violence: Diverse Perspectives    Richard Doanp. 80
Extraordinary Acts
Psychology Teacher Ronit Reoven Provides First Aid to Injured Studentsp. 89
Coping with Trauma While Keeping Emotions in Check    Rebecca Schneidp. 92
From Parkland to Pennsylvania Avenue: Putting Together a National Movement    Delaney Tarrp. 99
Extraordinary Acts
Junior Lorenzo Prado Is Falsely Identified as a Suspect in Shootingp. 104
Photographing Revolution: The Parkland March    Josh Riemerp. 108
Team Reporting
The March For Our Lives, D.C.-Covering History in the Makingp. 112
Extraordinary Acts
JROTC Students Help Shield Others Behind Kevlar Sheets Inside Classroomp. 128
Interviewing Bernie Sanders    Dara Rosenp. 130
Part 2MSD Strong
Trapped    Augustus Griffith Jr.p. 137
A Nightmare Invades My Reality    Andy Pedrozap. 144
Extraordinary Acts
Freshman Jason Snytte Saved His Classmates by Shutting His Class Doorp. 151
Through New Eyes: From Student to Photojournalist    Kevin Trejosp. 153
Eulogizing Friends and Covering Tragedy    Nikhita Nookalap. 157
Balancing Guilt with Opportunities    Carly Novellp. 161
Extraordinary Acts
Culinary Arts Teacher Ashley Kurth Pulls Students Fleeing Freshman Building into Safetyp. 165
The Evolution of the Eagle Eye Website    Christy Map. 168
The Parkland March For Our Lives: Two Perspectives    Augustus Griffith Jr. and Sam Grizeljp. 171
Extraordinary Acts
Ernie Rospierski, Social Studies Teacher, Shields Students from Shooterp. 176
Healing Through Journalism    Suzanna Barnap. 179
What It's Like to Work with Mass Media    Zakari Kostzerp. 183
Using Work on the Documentary as an Escape    Chris Cahillp. 186
Part 3What Comes Next
Starting a Grassroots Movement: A Quick Guide    Delaney Tarrp. 195
Extraordinary Acts
Sgt. Jeff Heinrich, Off-Duty Officer, Saves Student and Secures Buildingp. 198
Becoming an Activist in Your School    Suzanna Barnap. 201
A Guide to Reaching Out and Speaking to Politicians    Lewis Mizenp. 205
Controlling the Interview: How to Avoid Saying Something You Don't Believe    Nikhita Nookalap. 208
Leveraging Social Media    David Hoggp. 212
Extraordinary Acts
Charlie Rothkopf and Victoria Proietto Save Fellow Student During Shootingp. 219
Speaking from the Heart    Tyra Hemansp. 222
Self-Care: Managing Your Trauma    Leni Steinhardtp. 230
Day to Day: What Will the Future Bring?    Daniel Cuervop. 234
The Road to Change    David Hoggp. 237
Independent Student-Run Newsrooms: An Imperative for High Schools Nationwide    Melissa Falkowskip. 243
Honoring Our Fallen Eaglesp. 247
MSD Media Awards and Accoladesp. 249
Meet the Contributorsp. 253
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