Editor’s note: Journalists typically learn early on how to write a city council story, cover a sports game, do an investigative piece into questionable spending by public officials, write a profile or in-depth article.
They may never have to cover breaking news and follow-up stories related to horrific mass shootings in Orlando and Dallas, and on school and college campuses and elsewhere.
College and professional media should have in place at least some guidelines on how to cover such tragedies and how publications and stations want to present the coverage, including coverage through social media. They’ll want to look at many different angles and how to best do so.
Here are just some links—there are many—regarding the coverage of the Orlando and Dallas shootings.
CNN Money — News outlets were still processing a pair of fatal shootings by police and the ensuing protests on Thursday night when more gunshots rang out. This …
The Press-Enterprise — Limit one’s consumption of media coverage of tragedy. Slow down … to escape the relentless bombardment of images …
As they were chatting, live video from a Dallas protest raised the initial … It came amid cable news coverage of the earlier shootings by officers in …. of some of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting”; a Southern … St. Louis professor on journalism lessons from Ferguson: ‘The impact is ongoing.’ http://www.poynter.org/2016/a-gripping-confusing-night-of-the-media-covering-protests-and-dallas-cop-shootings/420535/
The Philadelphia Inquirer — Ubinas: Ignorance on both sides of Black Lives Matter movement must be called out