justin mitchell

Jittery reporting of the Navy Yard shooting

VOR reporter Justin Mitchell was at Washington DC’s Navy Yard for much of this tragic day.

Twelve victims are dead, and one of potentially three gunmen are dead in a mass shooting at a Naval office building near the Washington National’s baseball stadium. Justin and I make a point of going over some “reporting 101” techniques that would prevent news organizations from relying on unverified police scanner broadcasts, and frankly, taking every statement as gospel.


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