(by Paul S. Rotella) In light of the tragic shooting in Roanoke today, it's important to remember to be vigilant and take precautions against attacks of all kinds. Broadcasters make very attractive targets for terrorists and others who want to make a statement. Unfortunately, these days every station should be on alert regarding the unhappy prospect of an attack on a reporter or a station and all stations should take the appropriate precautions like making sure station doors are locked and alarm systems are not only installed, but secure and within reach of staff at various locations within the building. This includes "panic buttons" and redundant security systems. READ MORE.