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Social Media Shows Best, Worst Sides in Journalist Shootings

The shooting of a reporter and cameraman in Virginia live on air Wednesday highlighted the very worst — and the very best — of the instant sharing culture of news that now happens across social media platforms. Former news station employee Vester Flanagan shot his co-workers Alison Parker and Adam Ward while live-tweeting the experience and recording his perspective of the shooting and sharing the video on Facebook. “You’re seeing an event that was orchestrated to be live on broadcast...

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