By Dennis Phillips
It is an all too familiar headline, another shooter, more victims, a reflection of a different time than that of our parents and grandparents. Journalists and media members are all touched by these stories and a psychological transformation happens the longer you do the job. That transformation is a personal desensitizing to tragic events that you report about on a daily or weekly basis. A great part of this is how we report a story. Just the facts, cold, dry and too the point of the matter. Always certain to leave personal opinions or opinions that may reflect on the media out of the report. Another part is the frequency in which we tell what feels like the same story just with different names or places. I have personally covered hundreds of car accidents, some fatal, some not. I feel for every family, but a job has to be done.