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mark timney jounalists workshop

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  1. Swanzey old man

    Swanzey old man TS Member

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    Mark how did it go Jan.12 at ccfandg Wayne wheelock
     
  2. mtimney

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    Hey Wayne! I'll give you a call soon.

    The workshop went well. Here's the news release the club is going to run.

    Cheshire Country Fish & Game (CCF&G) in Keene, NH hosted an educational workshop January 12th aimed at helping journalists do a better job reporting about firearms. Twelve journalists from around New England, including two reporters from The Boston Globe and an editor from The Christian Science Monitor, participated in the event.

    The workshop, ?Guns, Bullets & News Copy,? was presented by club member?s Drs. Mark Timney and Chad Nye, both professors of journalism at Keene State, with the support of the Cheshire Country Shooting Sports Education Foundation (CCSSEF).

    "?Most journalists know very little about firearms and they sometimes make mistakes in their reporting because of this,"? explained Timney. ?"Given the recent mass shootings and the national debate on gun control, Chad Nye and I believe its critical to better educate journalists because of the significant role they play in this shaping this debate.?"

    The workshop introduced reporters to different types of long arms and handguns, explained the fundamentals of how guns and ammunition work, discussed how ?lethality? varies by caliber and projectile type, and examined the myths of the ?assault weapon.?

    ?"There were a lot of good questions from the reporters and it was obvious to us that the journalists really wanted to make their reporting on firearms and firearms issues fair, objective, and comprehensive,?" concluded Chad Nye.

    Following the classroom portion of the workshop, the reporters had the opportunity to shoot many of the firearms they were studying. A similar workshop was run in the fall. CCSSEF hopes to make this an annual event, and a workshop for student journalists from Keene State and Franklin Pearce College is in development for this Spring.
     
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    Hope they work out good and maybe you can turn some of the journalists into gun nuts so they will help the cause
     
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    Were any of these guy attendees?
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    Is that Barney Frank's bitch on the left?
     
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