Is the way we are defining mass shootings shaping the conversation in the media? On this edition of Behind the Media with Dan Lothian and Jimmy Young, the two veteran journalists talk about the challenges of getting the facts right when the immediacy of the modern news cycle. The Washington Post featured an article on exactly where that number of 18 school shootings in 2018 came from. Dan and Jimmy identify that group, and talk about what constitutes a “school shooting”. Is this another example of media misinformation for the sake of embellishing the story?
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