KUNR Media Watch: Major outlets make major errors in Navy Yard shooting coverage

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KUNR Media Watch: Major outlets make major errors in Navy Yard shooting coverage

Al_stavitsky

Al Stavitsky is the dean of UNR's Reynold's School of Journalism and the Advanced Center of Media Studies.

During the breaking coverage of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., many major media outlets made egregious errors regarding the identity of the shooter, the number of shooters, and the weapons used.

Al Stavitsky, the Dean of UNR's Reynolds School of Journalism, says fierce competition and relying on social media are largely to blame.