Another Call for Media Not to Name Mass Killers

An organization called No Notoriety says news organizations should avoid coverage that needlessly publicizes the identity of mass murderers. The Chicago-area Daily Herald has omitted the Las Vegas killer’s name from headlines, published only one photo of him and referred to him mostly as “the gunman.”

States Restrict Info from Public Information Requests

Legislators across the U.S. debated dozens of bills during this year’s legislative sessions that would close or limit public access to a wide range of government records and meetings. Most proposals did not become law, but freedom-of-information advocates are bracing for more fights next year.