There are too many mass shootings for the U.S. media to cover


News companies are facing an agonizing challenge in a year that has already seen, by one count, more than 320 mass shootings across the United States: deciding which atrocities warrant on-the-ground coverage and which don’t.

“There have been too many nights like this. Too many nights when I’ve stood at crime scenes like this,” NBC “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt told viewers Tuesday from Highland Park, Ill. He flew there a day after an attack at a Fourth of July parade killed seven and wounded dozens.

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