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Petitioning News 9 News groups and Media on Television, Online and in Print and 8 others

News groups and Media on Television, Online and in Print: Not release the names of the deceased until at least 24 hours has passed.

Family members should be allowed time to call and tell each other the terrible news of someone's death before it is online or on TV. It is wrong to make the death of someone a news story including their name within an hour or two of their death. No one should find out their loved one is dead from a news story on television or the internet. I am sending this petition in my father's name, Robert E. Gale, who was killed in a motorcycle accident. His name was in internet news stories within an hour of his accident and was on television within two hours. Many family members, including myself, found out he was dead this way. News organizations should be held accountable for this terrible reporting practice.

This petition was delivered to:
  • News 9
    News groups and Media on Television, Online and in Print
  • Online news source
    Oswego Today
  • YNN Channel 10
    YNN Channel 10
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • New York State House
  • New York State Senate
  • President of the United States
  • New York Governor


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