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NY Daily News cover spurs controversy following on-air murders

The murder of two journalists during a live broadcast has stunned the nation. Viewers of WDBJ probably knew there was a chance they would hear a report about a murder as part of their morning news update. They never expected to watch one happen. Now, just when they want to forget it, they can’t because outlets like the New York Daily News are making it hard.

Yesterday’s cover of the New York Daily News showed several still images taken from video the killer took while gunning down his victims. This has prompted a firestorm of outrage across the country as people debate the newspaper’s decision. Some feel it’s giving too much power to the killer. Others say it’s a way to shed light on an issue they believe is a growing problem in our country.

I want to hear from you. Where do you fall with the newspaper’s decision?

Here are some articles highlighting this issue:

CNN – New York Daily News Defends Showing Shocking Shooting Photos

Poynter – New York Daily News Resumes Gun Control Crusade

Gawker – This Is A Good Newspaper Front Page

Washington Post – Why the New York Daily News Cover Image Is So Wrong

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