Florida State University student newspaper refuses to name the library gunman

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The Tallahassee Democrat and other media are naming Myron May as the Florida State University gunman, but the FSU student newspaper is refusing to use his name. It was a unanimous decision among the staff, FSU News editor-in-chief Setareh Baig writes in an email. Busy with the story, Baig says she won’t be able to explain the decision until later.

Reaction on Twitter: “Silly”“Give me a break. Cover the news”“Bad call”“Failure of basic journalism”“Yeah, it’s not like the name of a shooter is newsworthy or anything. Sheesh“Dumb”.

* Three shot inside FSU Strozier Library (fsunews.com)
* Tallahassee paper: Myron May believed he was being watched (tallahassee.com)

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