JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN AND FOX NEWS
In light of the tragic event today in Connecticut, we have all resolved to limit our coverage of incidents like this to an absolute minimum. Henceforth, we will report the time, location and number of victims, but nothing more. There has been considerable debate about whether saturated media reportage of such events precipitates even more of the same, but the time for speculation is past. Henceforth, we will err on the side of caution, especially since the lives of innocent children may ultimately depend upon it. We urge local media to join us in implementing this new policy of restraint as circumstances dictate.