Florida State University student newspaper refuses to name the library gunman


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)