Sunday, December 16, 2012

First Be Right, Then Be First (The Coverage of The Connecticut School Shooting)

As the horrible elementary school shooting story out of Newtown, Connecticut unfolded on Friday, journalists raced to be the first in providing details. They inundated every platform (television, radio, digital) with wave after wave of information.  

The problem is that it was misinformation.
The glaring errors are the outcome of an impatient media culture that too often steps on the gas when it should put on the brakes.

Here’s the OpEd I wrote for Fox News Latino:

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