In the decades since Columbine, a growing movement has urged news organizations to refrain from naming the shooters in mass slayings and to cease the steady drumbeat of biographical information about them. Critics say giving the assailants notoriety offers little to help understand the attacks and instead fuels celebrity-style coverage that only encourages future attacks.
Dr. Katherine Reed from The University of Missouri School of Journalism joins Rod today to talk about this. Should the media back down on providing the names of mass shooters?
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