Monday, April 16, 2007

The Virginia Tech Massacre: News

Mike has already written on this subject from an angle far more intimate than I possibly could, with tremendous eloquence. But I decided to contribute what I could to those seeking information - specifically, access points to as much official information as possible. I hope it is useful - look for updates throughout the next few days here at HS.

Virginia Tech Campus Alert

Local Press

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bristol Herald Courier
Collegiate Times (Virginia Tech's student newspaper - right now CollegiateMedia.com is providing their coverage - once the articles are given permanent sites, we'll re-link - ultimately, this will probably be the site of first concern)
The Roanoke Times (Probably the best, most up-to-day coverage of the events in Blacksburg from the professional press corps is available here; both local and AP reports)
Richmond Times-Dispatch
WUVT (Virginia Tech's student radio station with available webcasts; I'm not sure if there will be permanent coverage or not - we'll have to wait and see)
WDBJ7
WSLS
National Press

BBC
CNN
New York Times
NPR
USAToday
Washington Post
More Will Come Later - if you have found particularly good new stories, blog entries, press releases, photographs, anything to help us help the Appalachian people and their friends comprehend and come to grips with today's events, please let us know - you can comment or e-mail us, your choice. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Hokies.

UPDATES: One more . . . if you're looking for someone or know the status of someone that was in Norris Hall at the time, check here. It's a blog / message board for those seeking information.

. . . and a couple of message boards, normally based on VT athletics, that are full of first hand accounts from students and faculty. TechSideLine Lounge and T.S.L. Political Board

. . . To add to the list of resources, there is a Wikipedia page collecting facts and links: Virginia Tech Shootings . . . It should, at the least, serve as a unified source for the myriad facts coalescing on the internet.

. . . The Town of Blacksburg has released several statements/stories in its "e-News" site:
. . . Hokies United is organizing a candlelight vigil and building a wall for students to write on.

3 comments:

Kari said...

our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, friends and all those who are in charge who are facing such a horrible tragedy at their school.

cechols said...

Dear God.

As with everyone else, my thoughts and prayers are with the families, students and everyone else connected with this unbelievably tragic event.

Eric and Mike, thanks for putting HS to use for this.

cechols said...

To add to the list of resources, there is a Wikipedia page collecting facts and links:

Virginia Tech Shootings

It should, at the least, serve as a unified source for the myriad facts coalescing on the internet.