ASNE chat: Coverage of Joe Paterno/Penn State

"It was a complete MSM feeding frenzy, just insane," said Patriot-News (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Editor David Newhouse, describing the first few days after the Penn State University child-abuse story broke. Several editors and reporters who have been intimately involved in coverage of the scandal joined Newhouse in an ASNE live chat on Tuesday, Feb. 7. They discussed mistakes that were made by the media and myths that have emerged about the scandal, as well as coverage of the late PSU coach Joe Paterno, both before and after his death. Click the link below to review an archive of the chat.

Steve Buttry, director of community engagement & social media, Digital First Media/Journal Register Co.

Sally Jenkins, columnist, The Washington Post
David Newhouse, editor, Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News
Bruce Shapiro, executive director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Davis Shaver, founder and general manager, Onward State
Daniel Victor, social media editor, ProPublica