CT’s NBC affiliate, WVIT-TV, has won a Peabody for its coverage of the Newtown shootings. From the Peabody website:
Breaking News: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School (WVIT-TV)
WVIT-TV, West Hartford, CT
The first TV-news outlet to report the horrendous shooting spree at Sandy Hook, WVIT broadcast careful, comprehensive coverage that informed not only its own audience but viewers around the country.
One can offer only somber congratulations; we weep for the victims, yet we applaud those news outlets that did their job well and are recognized for it. We recall the Hartford Courant winning a Pulitzer in 1999 for its coverage of the shootings at the CT Lottery Headquarters; staff wanted to celebrate the professional accomplishment but, understandably, without exploiting the memory of the tragedy’s victims. Congrats to NBC 30.
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