For the Record - 11/08/2004

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 11/08/2004

November 8, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

November 9, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

November 10, 2004
The Gwinnett Daily Post story "Boundaries at issue for Board of Education" discusses the public hearing that will be held Thursday, Nov. 11 in regards to Meadowcreek and Hopkins elementary schools. The story inaccurately states that students from Meadowcreek ES will attend Harbins ES, with students from both schools going on to Radloff Middle School and Meadowcreek High School. Harbins ES is opening an addition next year, however, it has nothing to do with the Hopkins/Meacowcreek redistricting. Harbins students will not go to Radloff MS and Meadowcreek HS as indicated in the article; Harbins ES is a part of the Dacula cluster.

November 11, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

November 12, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.