When three students at the University of North Caroline were shot and killed earlier this month, The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper, covered and covered and covered the story. The paper’s reporters were on the scene shortly after the shooting on February 10 and went on to explore every aspect of the story from the victims’ stories to the investigation to larger cultural conversations about the crime. To date, the Daily Tar Heel’s staff has published 20 stories about the shooting. They compiled them all in a topic page, a smart editorial decision that helps their audience, both local and a growing national one, to follow the story. Students run the paper, but they’re running it like a professional should.

Topics: Chapel Hill Shooting

The Daily Tar Heel | February 2015