Faced with the unfathomable tragedy unfolding Monday, the Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech's newspaper, proved to be a commendable resource to its campus and the media at large. The Times began filing at 9:47 a.m. yesterday and has not stopped since. "Its Web server inevitably crashed under the sudden influx of worldwide interest, but the student journalists quickly came up with a way to redirect traffic elsewhere," notes the Press Gazette. In addition to its ongoing coverage, the Times also has one of the most up-to-date lists of confirmed victims.
"When you know kids--I'm sure there are people in the newsroom that know kids who were shot or wounded--how do you begin to cover that as a campus newspaper?" asks Ryan McCartney, editor-in-chief of the Duke Chronicle. With the professionalism and courage the Times has demonstrated. --Kenneth Terrell with E.W.G.