Homicide Features

  • In Depth

    Jun 2 2010

    Cumbria Shootings: Making Sense of the Senseless

    Photo: David Moir / Reuters: 
The recent string of shootings in the Cumbria  ...

    A mass shooting in Britain leads a wounded community to wonder why. The director of Dart Centre Europe  reflects on the story and offers resources for journalists.

  • In Depth

    Nov 24 2009

    Caught in the Crossfire

    Photo: Jeoffrey Maitem / Getty Images: 
The list of 57 dead in the Nov. 23   ...

    Newsgatherers have become collateral damage in the blood-drenched politics of the southern Philippines. Dozens of journalists were among 57 reported slain in the Nov. 23, 2009 massacre in Mindanao. 

  • In Depth

    Nov 9 2009

    Myths of Fort Hood

    Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images: 
U.S. Army Specialist Sheldon Rabago mourn ...

    Journalists seeking an easy answer in PTSD threaten to obscure the real story of Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan's rampage.

  • Behind the Story

    Jun 8 2009

    Making Sense of George Tiller

    Photo: Mike Hutmacher / The Wichita Eagle / AP Photo: 
Physician George Till ...

    Learning from the last time a physician who performs abortions was murdered.

  • Event Video

    May 12 2009

    The Craft of Trauma Journalism

As Plain Dealer features editor Debbie Van Tassel listens, PRI reporter Jeb Sharp describes  ...

    Winners of the 2009 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma discuss journalistic craft and answer questions in a panel discussion at Columbia University.

  • Tip Sheet

    Apr 19 2009

    NIU: Tips from Student Journalists

    Photo: Stacey Huffstutler / Northern Star: 
Students assist victim Troy Cham ...

    Staff of the Northern Star, the Northern Illinois University student newspaper, share wisdom from their coverage of the 2008 school shooting.

  • Tip Sheet

    Apr 19 2009

    Virginia Tech: Tips from a Newsroom Adviser

    Collegiate Times staff members and advisers were interviewed dozens of times about the newspaper’s coverage of the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech. One of the universal questions we were asked: “How do you prepare for something like this?” The truth is, you don’t.

  • Special Report

    Apr 19 2009

    Covering School Shootings

    Photo: Alan Cesar / Northern Star: 
Students at Northern Illinois University ...

    Student journalists and advisers from Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University show how they reported on mass-casualty attacks on their campuses. Video, timelines and tip sheets for student journalists and educators.

  • Tip Sheet

    Apr 19 2009

    NIU: Tips for Advisers and Teachers

    Photo: Alex Johnson / Northern Star: 
In the early morning a lone man stands ...

    The adviser for the Northern Star, the Northern Illinois University student newspaper, shares wisdom from covering the 2008 school shooting.

  • Tip Sheet

    Apr 19 2009

    Virginia Tech: Tips from Student Journalists

    Students from the staff of the Collegiate Times offer tips and personal stories from their experience covering the Virginia Tech tragedy.