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Media Shifts Gears to Cover Maine Shooting Event

The number of people killed and wounded drove the coverage.

The Maine mass shooting disrupted all media companies. Due the number of people killed and wounded, it became big news — and the shooter was still at large at this writing.

I guess the old saying “If it bleeds, it leads” for news coverage still exists. The story below shares how different media organizations reacted to another unfortunate shooting.

“Maine mass shooting prompts news organizations to rapidly shift from the war abroad to the war at home”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.