For the Record - 05/03/2010

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 05/03/2010

May 3, 2010
No corrections or clarifications needed.

May 4, 2010
No corrections or clarifications needed.

May 5, 2010
“Teacher layoffs: 1,500 expect to lose jobs,” AJC, A1, Mary Lou Pickel
“Stigma of non-renewal can be devastating. Metro Atlanta educators are being hit hard as school systems cut back.” Quotes Snellville MS teacher Cynthia Wentz. Notes metro Atlanta school systems. Reporter was told that Gwinnett's non-renewals were tied to performance issues, not budget-related. That was not indicated in the story.

May 6, 2010
No corrections or clarifications needed.

May 7, 2010
No corrections or clarifications needed.