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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
Tue December 18, 2012
Views of the News: The Newtown Massacre
Media Mistakes and Challenges
Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "Sandy Hook coverage: Is 'good enough' good enough?"
Charles Lane, The Washington Post: "Another casualty of shootings"
Timothy Karr, Huffington Post: "The Internet, Journalism and the Newtown Tragedy"
Why Did This Happen?
Joel Auchenbach, The Washington Post: "Anguished search for an explanation"
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Public Divided over What Newtown Signifies"
Ben Stein, The American Spectator: "God Help Us: A massacre that has turned the world upside down"
Liz Long, The Blue Review blog: "I am Adam Lanza's Mother: It's time to talk about mental illness"
Carly Weeks, The Toronto Globe and Mail: "Newtown shootings underscore how confused we are about mental illness and violence"
Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News: "Why can't America care for the mentally ill?"
Dana Ford and Holly Yan, CNN: "Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy"
America's Gun Culture
Joanna Stern, ABC News: "Mass Newtown Shooting Sparks Mass Social Media Action"
Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "In Between Mass Shootings, the Media Have Been MIA on Guns"
Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine: "Rupert Murdoch Wants Stricter Gun Laws After Newtown, But Fox News Doesn't Get the Memo"
Greg Pollowitz, National Review Online: "Joe Scarborough vs. the 1st and 2nd Amendments"
What Say the NRA?
Chuck Raasch and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY: "NRA is mum amid calls for change after Newtown shooting"
Dylan Byers, Politico: "NRA News has already addressed Newtown"
David Ingram, Reuters: "NRA breaks silence, pledges to help stop massacres"
The Media's Fault?
Jeff Gewert, Stamford Advocate Op-Ed: "Media is to blame for school tragedy"
Peter Applebome and Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Media Spotlight Seen as a Blessing, or a Curse, in a Grieving Town"
The Science of Mass Shootings
John Wihbey, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University: "Mass murder, shooting sprees and rampage violence: Research roundup"
George F. Will, The Washington Post (January 2011): "The charlatans' response to the Tucson tragedy"