For the Record - 08/09/2004

For the Record... Response to News Media Coverage of Gwinnett County Public Schools

In today's news media, the lines between legitimate news, editorial opinion, and "infotainment" can become blurred. Add to that tight deadlines and a rush to "get the story" and the result may be news coverage that is less accurate, balanced, and fair than it could be-- and should be.

Unfortunately, when erroneous or misleading stories appear in the news media, there are limited ways to counter the incorrect or incomplete information. In addition to asking the news media for a correction, many organizations are devising their own means for providing audiences with additional information and advising them of details not found in news media stories. That is why Gwinnett County Public Schools has set up "For the Record..." This space will be used to correct or clarify media stories about the school system, provide a context when one is lacking, point out errors in fact and editorializing, and also applaud news stories that are especially well done.

For the Record... will be updated daily and indexed by week, so you are encouraged to check the site regularly. Call the Department of Communication & Media Relations at 678-301-6020 with questions or comments.

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Corrections and Clarifications for the Week of 08/09/2004

August 9, 2004
The Sunday, August 8 Gwinnett Daily Post story “County opens 10 schools,” incorrectly states that W. J. Cooper ES opened last year with 100 trailers. In fact, the school had 23 portable classrooms last year.

The Sunday, August 8, story in the Gwinnett Daily Post “Back to School: so long summer, it’s…Back to the books; Students return to school Monday" includes inaccuracies. In fact, the number of new teachers is more than 1,200 and there are 6,500 bus routes for GCPS.

The August 9 Atlanta Journal-Constitution story “Back to New Schools: It's build or be swamped” includes a chart which incorrectly says Duluth Middle School opens in January 2005.

August 10, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

August 11, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

August 12, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

August 13, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.