Thursday, October 04, 2018

Here's help for covering stories that involve gun issues

When reporting on stories involving firearms, it's important to get the details right. Here are some resources to help.

Seven things journalists should know about guns: What percentage of gun deaths to mass shootings represent? Is 'assault rifle' an appropriate word? What's the difference between a bullet and a cartridge? Find out the answer to these questions and more from Seven things journalists should know about guns by Journalist's Resource.

Pew Research Center has assembled an in-depth list of their findings about Americans' attitudes about and experiences with firearms. Read more here.

Journalist's Resource, a service of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, has also provided a roundup of studies about safe gun storage. Read more here.

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