This week we’ll talk about the shootings at a practice for a Republican Congressional baseball team outside of DC. We'll also look at media coverage of mass shootings in general, including yesterday’s shooting at a UPS facility here in San Francisco.
These events often trigger brief discussions of the pros and cons of gun control. And then the dialogue fizzles. How can journalists help take the conversation further?
Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones
Amanda Marcotte, politics writer for Salon
Kurtis Lee, political reporter for the Los Angeles Times
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Mother Jones: Sessions: Trump Never Showed Interest in Russian Hacking
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The New Yorker: Mass Shootings Haven’t Changed the Gun-Control Debate
The New Yorker: The Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings
The Daily Beast: The Gunman, the Congressman, and the Law