The Surprising Reason Some Countries Don't Publish The Names Of Accused Persons
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The Surprising Reason Some Countries Don’t Publish The Names Of Accused Persons
And what can the difference tell us about why we cover crime as we do?

Romayne Smith Fullerton is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. With Maggie Jones Patterson, she has written a book about crime-coverage practices around the world, titled Murder in Our Midst: Comparing the Ethics of Crime Coverage in a Globalized Age, to be published in November by Oxford University Press.


In the aftermath of the killings of 22 people in Nova Scotia, there has been a great deal of talk about whether journalists ought to name and show photographs of the shooter.

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