Media Argues Over Sharing the Oregon Shooter's Name

To name or not to name? That has been the question.

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Last week, the nation was shocked to see the breaking news of yet another school shooting. This time, nine people were injured and another nine people were killed on the campus of Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.

As thousands grieved and the president petitioned us all to put action behind our prayers (and rightfully so), a note from Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin has the media choosing sides —is it the responsibility of the media to mention the shooter’s name? 

“I will not name the shooter.

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