Many in Media Expected to Respect Newtown’s Request for Privacy on Shooting Anniversary

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By: Paul Farhi | Washington Post

In an unusual outbreak of journalistic restraint, much of the national media will not report from Newtown, Conn., on Saturday, the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, respecting the wishes of the victims’ families and town officials.

Newtown residents and relatives of the 26 children and school employees killed in the massacre have asked to be left alone to grieve on the anniversary, and most major media outlets say they will comply.

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