FREE SPEECH ZONE | Fair and equal coverage for missing kids

The thought of a child or teen going missing speaks to the depth of every parents worst fear. Because most adults care deeply about the safety and well being of kids, when a news story surfaces about a missing child most people tune in to read or listen more. Media research validates the more sensational the missing child story, the more high profile the story becomes and the more readers, viewers and listeners it will attract. Similarly, the more coverage or over-coverage of a sensational story, the more it distorts the public’s perception of the frequency of the crime, the type of offenders committing the crimes or what types of kids are most often victimized. the free speech zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the tc daily planet. Continue Reading