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Orlando: Media narratives of mass shootings

We analyse the coverage of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida; plus, cartoonist Gado on the state of Kenya's media

“In the first hours of the ‪#‎OrlandoShooting‬, the US media was at its best. It answered who, what, when, where, how – but that ended quite quickly and the blame game began.” Joe Concha, columnist, Mediaite.

Orlando: Media narratives of mass shootings

When 49 people were killed in a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, the US media went into overdrive. The Listening Post analysed the fragmented facts, the familiar narratives of terror and the rhetoric of blame driving the coverage of this story.

Talking us through the story are: Joe Concha, TV columnist, Mediate; Zaid Jilani, reporter, The Intercept; Mike Signorile, editor at large, Huffpostqueer; and Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor, Salon.

Source: Al Jazeera

Photo credit: aljazeera.