Posted: Apr 19, 2007 11:43 pm
i've noticed that the NY Times had a full graphic of the victims from the very first few hours...
to continue what finnark said... and having worked in live tv, yes, it DOES take a lot more time to assemble info on victims. you have more info on the perpetrator coming at you --- plus, how to do a good, factual and decent job covering the victims? you gotta talk to their friends and family and its not the kind of thing you can force them to do - talk to the press... at a time like that.
non stop news is the bane of good news coverage, i have to say....it makes for weak coverage and ups the tabloid factor exponentially
at every television or print place i have worked, i have implemented my own personal news dicta - we do not mention the name of the person who shot john lennon. we refer to him simply as "john lennon's murderer." most of the time, sicko killers just want to be noticed. why give them that wish after they've done so much damage?