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    Advice for journalists in Las Vegas from journalists in Orlando

    The number of dead in Las Vegas is staggering, John Cutter thought on Monday.

    The managing editor of the Orlando Sentinel has felt this way before, when 49 were killed a little more than a year ago at Pulse Nightclub. 

    "You always figure 'we'll be the last,'" he said.

    But when he woke to the news of the latest mass shooting, "I don't even know how to describe how horrible the feeling was."

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    Reporters discuss merits of carrying guns at public meetings

    To carry or not to carry -- that is the question some journalists were asking after the San Bernardino massacre last week.

    The topic of whether community journalists should start packing concealed guns at public meetings or in the office was the busiest topic this week on the listserv of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The issue was first posed by editor Patric Hedlund of The Mountain Enterprise in Frazier Park, California. She asked, “Does this now become a question for journalists who cover so many public events to consider?”

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