America mourns with Newtown, one year after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Many media outlets have promised to remain respectful of families on today’s painful anniversary, but Newtown residents remember how the “vulture media” interrupted their grieving a year ago. Will the media stay away?

This sign was posted when audio recordings of the 911 calls were released earlier this month.

Some of the other signs posted around Newtown:

One Reuters editor made a First Amendment argument against the signs.

This tweet highlights the difference between a right and the right thing to do.


Media vultures won’t leave Newtown funeral attendees alone

Newtown residents to journalists: ‘NO MEDIA,’ ‘leave us alone’

Gross: Media vultures now interrupting grieving Newtown residents at church

Sister of heroic Newtown teacher Vicki Soto asks friends to hang up on media vultures

Media vultures interview traumatized Newtown kids just hours after tragedy