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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?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/21/2012

NRA boss blames media

Wayne LaPierre criticizes media in news conference in the wake of the Newtown shootings.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adam lanza, gun control, National Rifle Association, newtown shooting, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012

CNN host doesn’t want bio of Aurora suspect

Kurtz says he doesn’t want to know more about Aurora suspect.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, cnn, aurora shooting, seung hui cho, virginia tech shootings, reliable sources

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Media news derivatives: July 20

A roundup of media stories for July 20.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aurora, colorado, theater, shooting, denver post, poynter, marissa mayer, wwd, mormon, kirn, GQ, the new republic, bill o'reilly, john harwood, tom brokaw, bob schieffer, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, armed forces network, rupert murdoch, mitt romney