Tom and Caren Teves | Founders, No Notoriety
On July 20, 2012, Tom and Caren Teves experienced every parent’s worst nightmare. Their first born son, Alex, was murdered in the Aurora theater shooting while heroically shielding his girlfriend from gunfire. The theater shooting left 12 dead and over 70 injured. Alex was only 24 years old.
In the days immediately following the murder of their first born child, Tom and Caren founded NoNotoriety, a movement dedicated to reducing rampage mass murder by limiting the name and face of the killers in the media. Notoriety is a known and consistent motivating factor of rampage mass shooters.
In honor and memory of their son, Tom and Caren Teves are also the founder and director of the Alexander C. Teves ACT-FOUNDATION.org in partnership with HUMANEX FOUNDATION, which provides funding for scholarships, mentor programs and opportunities to students with unique needs. Caren is also a proud recipient of the Courage Award from the National Center for Victims of Crime for her work on behalf of crime victims.
Anita Busch | Media Consultant on First Amendment issues pertaining to the press.
Anita M. Busch is a nationally known journalist, having worked for such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair and Time as well as three Hollywood trades. Anita is the former editor of The Hollywood Reporter and the former film editor of Variety and film editor of Deadline.com. She also penned regular columns for Entertainment Weekly and Premiere magazines and served as a weekly commentator on NPR serving the Los Angeles market. Prior to that, she worked as an editor and reporter in Chicago covering the advertising and marketing business for Advertising Age magazine. She also covered the commercial production industry at Backstage / Shoot for a seven-state region in the Midwest. She has covered everything from entertainment to sports to the automotive industry.In addition, she’s edited four books, two of which were about the entertainment industry and on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Busch has also devoted herself tirelessly to being an advocate for crime victims. After her cousin Micayla Medek was murdered at the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Anita helped create a new model for charitable giving – The National Compassion Fund (NCF) – which ensures that 100% of donations collected for victims of mass murders go directly to those victims. NCF, which is now endorsed by over 120 victims/survivors/families of the deceased from over 19 years of mass shootings, has been implemented successfully for victims of the mass shootings in Ft. Hood, Aurora, Chattanooga, Orlando Pulse, and Vegas. It was just implemented for the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, FL.
In 2017, Anita founded National Heroes Day to recognize everyday heroes across America who would not otherwise be recognized for their selfless acts.
She has also worked pro bono with the Association for the Recovery of Children, which rescues kidnapped and exploited children from around the world at no cost to the victim’s family.
She has received many awards, but is most proud of the Courage Award from the National Center for Victims of Crime for her work on behalf of crime victims.
Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD | Mass Shooting Research Analyst.
Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Public Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Her research interests include mass/school shootings, homicide trends, mediatization effects, moral panics, and crime theories. She is the co-author of Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities and editor of the forthcoming book Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses. She has published in numerous academic journals including (but not limited to) Homicide Studies; American Journal of Criminal Justice; Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology; Journal of School Violence; Journal of Crime and Justice; Security Journal; Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management; and Crime, Law and Social Change, as well as several edited volumes. Her research also has been featured throughout various national and international news sources following mass shooting events. She currently serves as a research analyst for Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative as well as the No Notoriety campaign. Most recently, she was named to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s States for Gun Safety Coalition’s research consortium and the Onondaga County (NY) School Safety Task Force. jaclynschildkraut.com