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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Daily News’s latest provocative cover

A provocative, yet safe, approach for a New York tab.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown, navy yard shooting, New York Daily News

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Media should beware the internal police bulletin

From Newtown to the Navy Yard, reporters continue to get tripped up by treating inside information as gospel.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon bombings, Boston marathon explosions, navy yard shooting, newtown shooting

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Associated Press corrects AR-15 report

Sets record straight following FBI statement regarding weaponry carried by Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis.

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Tags:  AR-15, Associated Press, gun control, navy yard shooting

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 09/17/2013

New York Daily News no-comments AR-15 cover

New York tab goes to extremes in citing weapon.

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Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, navy yard shooting, New York Daily News

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard shooting: The nine lives of the unreliable anonymous source

Will media outlets ever wean themselves from unreliable sources in the heat of breaking news? Ha.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, CNN, FBI, navy yard shooting

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: CNN really, really cautious on ID’ing suspect

What good is a name without biography?

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Tags:  Aaron Alexis, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: News outlets retract name of suspect

Retractions are flying in the aftermath of another mass shooting.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS News, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News, NCIS

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Washington’s Fox station tweets Navy Yard events from police scanner

Didn’t it learn from Boston?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:27 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox5, navy yard shooting, washington navy yard, WTTG