Views of the News: The Newtown Massacre

Dec 18, 2012

Media Mistakes and Challenges

Andrew Beaujon, "Sandy Hook coverage: Is 'good enough' good enough?"

Charles Lane, The Washington Post: "Another casualty of shootings"

Timothy Karr, Huffington Post: "The Internet, Journalism and the Newtown Tragedy"

Why Did This Happen?

Joel Auchenbach, The Washington Post: "Anguished search for an explanation"

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Public Divided over What Newtown Signifies"

Ben Stein, The American Spectator: "God Help Us: A massacre that has turned the world upside down

Liz Long, The Blue Review blog: "I am Adam Lanza's Mother: It's time to talk about mental illness"

Carly Weeks, The Toronto Globe and Mail: "Newtown shootings underscore how confused we are about mental illness and violence"

Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News: "Why can't America care for the mentally ill?"

Dana Ford and Holly Yan, CNN: "Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy"

America's Gun Culture

Joanna Stern, ABC News: "Mass Newtown Shooting Sparks Mass Social Media Action"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "In Between Mass Shootings, the Media Have Been MIA on Guns"

Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine: "Rupert Murdoch Wants Stricter Gun Laws After Newtown, But Fox News Doesn't Get the Memo"

Greg Pollowitz, National Review Online: "Joe Scarborough vs. the 1st and 2nd Amendments"

What Say the NRA?

Chuck Raasch and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY: "NRA is mum amid calls for change after Newtown shooting"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "NRA News has already addressed Newtown"


David Ingram, Reuters: "NRA breaks silence, pledges to help stop massacres"

The Media's Fault?

Jeff Gewert, Stamford Advocate Op-Ed: "Media is to blame for school tragedy"

Peter Applebome and Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Media Spotlight Seen as a Blessing, or a Curse, in a Grieving Town"

The Science of Mass Shootings

John Wihbey, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University: "Mass murder, shooting sprees and rampage violence: Research roundup"

George F. Will, The Washington Post (January 2011): "The charlatans' response to the Tucson tragedy"