Danzig media training about rights, not messaging, city says
A wounded victim is transported from the scene of the fatal shooting on Danzig Street in the Morningside and Lawrence avenues area on July 16.
Media training received by Danzig Street residents recently wasn’t about any message they should give reporters, a spokesperson for City of Toronto’s Strategic Communications Division said.
“About 10” tenants of the street’s townhouse complex participated Friday, July 27, afternoon after requesting help from the city in dealing with intense media interest that followed the July 16 mass shooting there, Jackie DeSouza said.
The session led by a member of her staff at a vacant townhouse provided by Toronto Community Housing covered rights residents have when approached by reporters and other things “people who normally don’t deal with the media wouldn’t know,” DeSouza said.
“It was just a discussion, mainly,” added DeSouza, who didn’t think there would be others.
“‘Training’ is about messaging and this wasn’t that at all.”