For the Record - 10/09/2006

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 10/09/2006

October 9, 2006
No corrections or clarifications needed.

October 10, 2006
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October 11, 2006
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October 12, 2006
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October 13, 2006
“Funding targeted to build schools,” AJC, D4, Nancy Badertscher
Refers to metro counties, notes GCPS. Correction: SPLOST III, which is on the November ballot, will provide 27 new schools and additions to 9 existing schools—not 37 new schools and 16 additions as stated in the article. The reporter used numbers for the system's long-term plan, not phase I which is funded by SPLOST III.