Poor Judgment in Shooting Coverage

june 13, 2001  11:50 am
In recent weeks, no local news story has received more coverage than the shooting of 12 people at a North Avenue block party on the evening of Memorial Day, May 28. The attack, apparently related to a gang feud, pushed Baltimore street violence to a new extreme. Apparently, though, the story wasn't extreme enough to make The Sun's front page the next morning.