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  • EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Damaged glass and adhesive measuring tape is pictured on a bus window at the scene of a shooting that left one person dead and seven injured, including a child, in downtown Seattle, Washington on January 22, 2020. - At least one person was killed and seven others, including a child, were wounded on Wednesday after gunfire broke out in downtown Seattle near a popular tourist area, police and hospital officials said. Police said at least one suspect was being sought in connection with the mass shooting that took place near a McDonald's fast food restaurant, just blocks away from the Pike Place Market. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

    How to cover gun violence as a public health emergency

    Experts say coverage should be holistic, not episodic. Abene Clayton, the lead reporter for the Guns and Lies in America project for The Guardian, says that reporters should "spread their time and attention on gun violence equitably" and says media coverage tends to favor shooting stories with "surprise value." Kyle Pope also weighs in.
  • How subscriptions and streaming are changing media

    Brian Stelter says newsroom leaders are concentrating on three "s's" in their roles: streaming, subscriptions, and standards. CNN's Oliver Darcy raises a concern that "quality news is more and more being moved behind paywalls" while lower-quality and hyper-partisan sources remain free.
  • 'Tidal wave of change' at American newsrooms

    Claire Atkinson discusses the "amazing tidal wave of change" in leadership at newsrooms like ABC, CBS and Reuters: "Women and people of color are now suddenly in the driver seat, deciding what news we see at a time when the news has never been more important."
  • Amid Covid-19 confusion, remember that 'science requires patience'

    "If something that you read or see seems too good or too bad to be true, it probably is," infectious disease specialist and NowThis contributor Laurel Bristow says. Bristow discusses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, suggesting that "the reason for the pause was really kind of lost in the drama and the scare."
  • Journalists assaulted and arrested during Minnesota unrest

    The Minnesota governor is vowing to implement changes after members of the media were mistreated and wrongfully arrested in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Brian Stelter recaps the recent incidents and talks with two CNN correspondents, Miguel Marquez and Sara Sidner, about navigating tense situations during the unrest.
  • Newsrooms need to question official narratives

    Oliver Darcy says many people "want to believe the official police narrative" in the wake of a shooting, but "skepticism" should be applied right away, given that video often "ends up undermining" police accounts. Abene Clayton says it "reduces someone's humanity" to simply pass along a police press release version of events.


  • Brian Stelter

    Chief Media Correspondent and Anchor of Reliable Sources
    Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter.