A Skeptic's Guide to Media Coverage of Mass Shootings
Below is an excerpt from an article written by Dave Cullen's for The New Republic:
Two years ago, and a few days after Aaron Alexis killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard in D.C., Alex Goldman of NPR’s On the Media posted his “Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook.” His nine simple rules remain regrettably useful after a gunman killed 9 people on Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
I heartily endorse all these—and I have a few to add, based on 16 years covering mass shooters and making some of these mistakes.
Click here to read Cullen's tips.