For the Record - 10/26/2003









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 10/26/2003

October 26, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.

October 27, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.

October 28, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.

October 29, 2003
In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story "Students sue over speech rights" and the Gwinnett Daily Post story "Teens sue school over free speech case," both reporters quoted the lawsuit filed. The lawsuit incorrectly states that the boy's suspension was amended after parents retained lawyers and threatened legal action. In fact, the discipline action was amended based on the student's appeal to the School Board.

October 30, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.

October 31, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.

November 1, 2003
No need for corrections or clarifications.