Among the lessons learned in the wake of covering a tragedy is the value of counselors for staff and the importance of having close working ties with law enforcement when such a catastrophe with numerous moving parts unfolds.
Several news organizations have filed lawsuits urging officials to release more information about the Las Vegas shooting, claiming they are violating public records law by keeping many of the details a secret. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI have been tight-lipped in recent weeks amid a mounting outcry from the public for more information on the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
At least two stations in Las Vegas have brought in extra crews to manage continuing coverage in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting: Sinclair’s NBC affiliate KSNV and Meredith’s Fox affil KVVU.
The big three broadcast networks offered up extensive coverage of the shooting near Las Vegas‘ Mandalay Bay hotel. Live special reports were broadcast early Monday morning, covering much of the local news timeslots in most markets. (NBC photo)