Five Killed in Maryland Newspaper Shooting

A man with a vendetta against the Annapolis Capital Gazette fired a shotgun through the newsroom’s glass doors, killing five and injuring two others in a targeted shooting. The suspect had lost a defamation case against the paper over a 2011 column about his guilty plea to criminal harassment of a woman over social media.

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Should the Media Limit Coverage of Mass Shooters?

“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.