When I heard about the Roanoke murders, I thought about all the hidden stories in small TV stations where I have worked. It made me sit down and write an essay about the hothouse newsroom environment in small market stations. You can read it here on Medium.
The murders also made feel great sorrow for the waste of two bright young lives. As a professor, I teach people like Alison Parker and Adam Ward and introduce them to the best of our profession. They had so much to accomplish.
And their murders reaffirmed my belief that, as a nation, we must have stronger gun control laws in every state to make much, much harder for unbalanced people to get a hold of guns.