Colorado theater shooting


‘Dark Night’: Front pages mourn for victims of Colorado theater shooting

Around the world, newspaper front pages on Saturday captured the horror of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado that killed 12 people and injured dozens more. On Sunday, many newspaper front pages focused instead on the upcoming Olympics or other local news. In Colorado, New York and Slovenia, the front pages featured victims and mourners. Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outside Gateway High School as he searches frantically for his son Alex Sullivan, who celebrated his 27th birthday by going to see "The Dark Knight Rises," where a gunman opened fire Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. AP Photojournalist Barry Gutierrez, who captured this image, told Wired magazine, "He was screaming at the top his lungs, ‘Have you seen my son?’ It was so gut-wrenching, it rocked me right to my bones. I couldn’t imagine what he was going through." Related: How news spread of Colorado theater shooting | Sports journalist Jessica Ghawi dies in Aurora shooting | Reddit covers the Colorado movie theater shooting | ABC News apologizes for speculation that linked theater shooter James Holmes to Tea Party | Details about Colorado shooter too important to tweet incrementally How to: 7 tips for covering the Colorado theater shooting | How to approach sources on Twitter when covering tragedies like the Colorado shooting | 6 ways journalists can cope when covering traumatic stories like the Colorado theater shooting New Saturday: Cartoonists react to shooting (Washington Post) | Thousands share graphic artist's tribute to victims (Denver Post) | Photojournalists balance emotion with reporting (Wired) | "I’m not sure there is an easy link between movies and gun violence. I think the link is between the violence and the publicity." (Roger Ebert) | Editorial: "If it weren't part of our job as journalists, we would hesitate even to mention his name and thereby ratify his intentions." (Denver Post) All of the front pages appear courtesy of the Newseum. Some have been cropped. Read More
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