For the Record - 02/28/2005

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 02/28/2005

February 28, 2005
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 1, 2005
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article “Hopefuls flock to schools’ job fair: Teachers needed: 1,500 candidates seek to capitalize on system’s continued growth" incorrectly states that nearly 1120 candidates were interviewed. Nearly 1175 were in fact interviewed.

The Gwinnett Daily Post story “Gwinnett Schools Job Fair: GCPS seeks 1,500 teachers: More than 2,000 hopefuls attend School’s job fair” incorrectly indicates 108 schools rather than 106.

The Gwinnett Daily Post story "County spellers will face off in state bee” incorrectly identifies a GCPS winner as an 8th grader at Alton C. Crews MS. He is a 7th grader.

March 2, 2005
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 3, 2005
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 4, 2005
No corrections or clarifications needed.