NPR Standards Need More Clarity Around When To Name A Mass Shooter
CULTURE · MEDIA
March 25, 202111 min read2129 words

NPR Standards Need More Clarity Around When To Name A Mass ShooterNPR Standards Need More Clarity Around When To Name A Mass Shooter

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Published: March 25, 2021  |  11 min read2129 words
Within the last three years, many American newsrooms, including NPR's, have reduced both the frequency and prominence with which they name suspects in mass shootings. But the editorial judgments have been somewhat inconsistent — case-by-case decisions on balancing the obligation...
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This is a fantastic, in-depth look at how newsrooms can more consciously cover mass shootings without glorifying the killer. Journalists Kelly McBride and Amaris Castillo do well to point out NPR's mistakes, how they could do better, and even a list of standards that could be adopted by any newsroom. Very thoughtful and nuanced thinking.
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