May 1 2007
Publishers’ Weekly reported that Plume inked a deal relating to the V Tech shootings. V Tech journalism professor Roland Lazenby will write and edit a book about the shootings from the student perspective using material the student run website planetblacksburg.com provided to the media during the day of terror.
This bothers me, the idea that someone is profiting from this tragedy. I know a portion of the proceeds will be given to the victim’s fund and a portion to support journalism, but for some reason it just rubs me the wrong way. Maybe because it is so soon after the shootings that the deal seems opportunistic.