Media Fumbles Bombing Coverage; Senate Takes Up Gun Bill

Chapter 1: Major media erroneously claims suspect in bombing was arrested

AP, CNN, Fox and several other news sources prematurely claim police arrested a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case. We discuss media ethics and how such mistakes are made.

Chapter 2 and 3: U.S. Senate takes up gun regulation bill

The U.S. Senate is voting on the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks in gun purchases. In Chapter 2, we will talk to John Rosenthal, Founder of Stop Handgun Violence. Later, in Chapter 3, we’ll talk to Michael Hammond, Legislative Counsel at Gun Owners of America.

About Carmen Munir Russell-Sluchansky 360 Articles
Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.