WDBJ7 victims’ families call for tougher gun control laws

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The gun-control debate is flaring-up again in the United States after the double murder of a reporter and photographer. In an age of online sharing, the killings appear to have been engineered for maximum exposure.

This leads to the question: is there a dark side to social media? CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

Victims' families call for tougher gun control laws

The gun-control debate is flaring-up again in the United States after the double murder of a reporter and photographer. In an age of online sharing, the killings appear to have been engineered for maximum exposure.


Al Tompkins on things newsrooms should consider in dealing with graphic video
CCTV America’s newsroom, like virtually every other news organization around the world, had to make decisions about how to cover the story, and whether to show video of the actual attack.
Al Tompkins is a senior faculty member of the The Poynter Institute for Media Studies which specializes in journalism education and strategy.
He spoke to CCTV America about the ethical considerations journalists should be thinking about in the use of graphic video.

Guidelines for how media should deal with graphic video

CCTV America's newsroom, like virtually every other news organization around the world, had to make decisions about how to cover the story, and whether to show video of the actual attack. Al Tompkins is a senior faculty member of the The Poynter Institute for Media Studies which specializes in journalism education and strategy. He spoke to CCTV America about the ethical considerations journalists should be thinking about in the use of graphic video.