Collegiate Times declined most media interviews to focus on covering Virginia Tech shooting

“We were getting flooded with calls,” Collegiate Times Editor-in-Chief Zach Crizer tells Poynter's Mallary Tenore. “We told them our policy is to not give interviews to other media outlets during breaking news because we want all of our people to write for us. The New York Times offered the opportunity to contribute to a story (instead of interviewing us), so we got quotes for them and did some reporting.” In the end, some of the students did interviews with other news outlets. || Related: Newspaper's Twitter account grew from 2,000 to 18,000 in hours (The New York Times)

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    Steve Myers was the managing editor of until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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