Behind the LA Times’ decision to run a controversial photo with its coverage of the mass shooting in Monterey Park – Poynter


Behind the LA Times’ decision to run a controversial photo with its coverage of the mass shooting in Monterey Park - Poynter

Behind the LA Times’ decision to run a controversial photo with its coverage of the mass shooting in Monterey Park – Poynter

The front page of Monday’s Los Angeles Times featured a photo of the shooter dead in his van.

via Poynter: https://www.poynter.org/commentary/2023/los-angeles-times-front-page-newspaper-photo-mass-shooter/

The photo, taken by Times staff photographer Allen J. Schaben, is not gory, and was taken from a distance. But the shooter is dead and the caption reads, “Officials investigate after the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Torrance on Sunday.” (If you want to see the front page of the Times, click here.)