Comparing Television News Coverage Of The Boulder And Atlanta Shootings

How did television news coverage of the Boulder and Atlanta shootings compare? The timeline below shows the total number of mentions of Boulder, King Soopers or the alleged shooter. There was a spike the day of the shooting and coverage sharply dropped over the following two days, dropping to nearly zero three days after the shooting. Fox News maintained the same level of coverage the day after the shooting, while CNN and MSNBC quickly pivoted away. Fox also covered the shooting far less than its peers.

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