Journalists, Mass Shootings and the ‘Copycat Effect’

A study finds widespread support among U.S. journalists for naming and publishing photos of perpetrators in mass shooting events. A co-author of the study says reporters were “largely ambivalent” about research showing that coverage can lead to “copycat” incidents.

Palin Sues NYT Over Editorial Error on Shooting

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin alleged defamation over an editorial that linked the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) to an ad circulated by Palin that put Democratic districts in crosshairs. The Times issued a correction, saying there was no link between political rhetoric and the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).