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WSHU-produced 'Still Newtown' Highlights Community Resilience in 10 year Remembrance of the Sandy Hook Tragedy

WSHU-produced 'Still Newtown' Highlights Community Resilience in 10 year Remembrance of the Sandy Hook Tragedy

Press Release · Fairfield, CT, USA · via The Narrative Project ·

WSHU Public Radio’s Still Newtown, in media partnership with The Newtown Bee, produces 11-part podcast series chronicling the life of the Newtown community 10 years following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School continues to have an impact well outside Connecticut.

The series, created by WSHU reporter Davis Dunavin, who covered the Sandy Hook shooting 10 years ago, has garnered over 129,000 downloads across podcasting platforms since being released in early December 2022.

Still Newtown features interviews and first-hand accounts of Newtown residents, including surviving Sandy Hook students, parents and families of those tragically lost that fateful day in 2012, along with faith leaders who guided their community through an unimaginable time. Still Newtown seeks to elevate local voices and allow the people of Newtown to tell their own stories. The series offers hope and illustrates resiliency in the face of great tragedy.

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Listeners from Newtown and beyond have praised the series for its awareness, passion, authenticity, and measured approach, while also shedding light on a courageous community’s story.

  • “It’s so well produced, thoughtful, and offers the care and respect the tragedy and community deserves.” - Dave, Aspen, Colorado (former Newtown resident).
  • “I am so impressed and in awe of the compassion, patience and skill poured into this piece. I cannot wait to keep listening. THANK YOU for this. This is one of those pieces our world needs right now." - Sarah from Long Island, New York.
  • “I was able to meet briefly with Davis and knew then that this very sensitive story, still raw in the memories of many Newtowners, was being handled with great sensitivity, respect and grace.” Jim from Newtown, Connecticut.

The series is supported in part by a grant from CT Humanities.


Still Newtown
Davis Dunavin

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