Newtown shooting media mistakes: Is it okay to get facts wrong?

The Current

In the first hours after Friday's massacre in Newtown, there was a volley of information and a flurry of corrections. Two shooters ... one ... a mother who taught there ... who didn't ... a name that was wrong ... the gunman buzzed in ... broke in... And so it continued. Breaking news with all-news television, ready radio and online updates, tweets, postings and blogs can be a cacophony. Yes, journalists can make mistakes and correct them but in this era of information-surround ... Is it okay to get facts wrong? Again? And again? And still?

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