Local media scramble to cover Colorado shootings

Minnesota media offered a grim story to people waking up Friday – a shooting in a Colorado movie theater left 12 dead and as many as 50 injured.

Local media all had a new top story Friday morning – and it wasn't local. The shooting in a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 and injured as many as 50 was the lead story for media around the nation.

Local reporters will likely ask the inevitable question: Could it happen here? Before that story could be put together, local media scrambled to offer as much coverage as they could gather early Friday morning, and Tweet it as fast as they could.

The Pioneer Press went with the headline: Colorado 'Batman' shooting: 12 dead, 50 wounded in theater, and offered video, images and audio of the emergency dispatch calls.

The Star Tribune also had Associated Press video, images, and a number of sidebar articles: on the suspect's arrest, a witness account, Obama's reaction, and a story about how the Paris premiere of the new Batman movie had been cancelled.

At MPR, Kerri Miller tweeted that she was scrambling to put together her morning Daily Circuit show to refocus on the show on the shootings.

KARE 11 and WCCO offered a livestream.

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