When Should News Outlets Name A Shooter?
In the ongoing debate over whether to name the perpetrator in a mass shooting, one thing is clear: It's not an easy decision.By Sebastian Martinez | October 5, 2015
"You will not hear anyone from this law-enforcement operation use his name," Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told a press conference.
Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson echoed the sentiment, announcing, "We here at the real story have decided also to not say the suspect's name."
In contrast, CNN's Don Lemon said, "We are news of record, and we must identify him because that is our job."