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Orlando gunman’s face, name become journalism challenge

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Anderson Cooper faced the camera, his voice freighted with emotion, and took a stand on covering the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. “We will not say the gunman’s name or show his photograph,” Cooper told CNN viewers on a telecast Monday. “It’s been shown far too much already.” The withholding of such information is an unusual but not unprecedented move by a reporter or news organization, one that some media experts say can be justified. Cooper said on-air that his…

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