Should the Media Limit Coverage of Mass Shooters?

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Youth pastor Julie Outzen of Denver, Co. reflects at the Columbine Memorial in Littleton, Co.during the ten-year anniversary commemoration of the Columbine High School shootings in 2009. Photo by mpiscotty via Flickr

"When someone is desperate for fame or attention, committing a high-profile mass killing is one of the only guaranteed ways to get it," criminologist Adam Lankford told a recent gathering of journalists. Responsible media, he argued, should guard against providing killers with a platform . . .

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