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Jeff Kass

Taking Back Columbine on Film

Jeff Kass | Posted 06.17.2012 | Denver
Jeff Kass

As we approach the 13th anniversary, the Columbine story is being revised in legitimate and important ways. Samuel J. Granillo's film, "Columbine: Wounded Minds," "isn't just a message, it's a movement."

Can Lifetime Handle Columbine?

Jeff Kass | Posted 04.30.2012 | Denver
Jeff Kass

"Columbine killer Eric Harris wanted to haunt survivors from beyond the grave with flashbacks and drive them insane, he said in a video diary before t...

Don't Vote 'Columbine'

Jeff Kass | Posted 04.10.2012 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Shots were heard round the world when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve fellow students and a teacher at Columbine High School before turnin...

Columbine and a Surfer's Wisdom

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

While in San Diego I thought, what better thing to do than meet up with the godfather of surfing, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz? Doc is 89, and we almost had to nix our meeting because he was sick.

The Weird Story of Columbine Media Coverage

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

That's the working title of my speech tonight at the Denver Press Club, 6 pm. I will also be discussing Cassie Bernall.

Columbine and the End of Journalism, Part IX: Oprah

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Oprah canceled her show about the tenth anniversary of Columbine as it was set to air. The question remains whether the show was canceled due to community outcry, a misguided segment, or both.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Talk

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

(Note: I will focus on media coverage of Columbine; this is the official description): Helen Verba Lecture Series to Feature Jeff Kass May 6 Columb...

Columbine and the End of Journalism Part VII: The Good Stuff

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Some reporters got it right on the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine shootings. The AP was among the first to signal the coming of the anniversary with a review of three new books.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part III

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part II

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary may not come from the shootings themselves, but rather how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.

Columbine and the End of Journalism... A Daily Blog Series, Part I.

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Media coverage of the ten-year anniversary of Columbine was often uninformed and served to create new myths. Many reporters bought into a new myth that the killers were simply ordinary, popular teens.

Columbine, and the Terrorist Mind

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

It is instructive to see how some of the common denominators listed in the a New York Times about the psychological research that is emerging on terrorists match school shooters.