Time and time again these tales are told, though rarely does it reach so close to home as the recent shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. For those who aren’t aware, you can read about the story here.
Gaming for many all of us, provides a break from our every day, games challenge us, they make us laugh, cry, and in some cases even fall in love. And so, when we see a tragedy such as the recent tragedy in Jacksonville, we must remember the responsibility we all share in discussing the incident.
Responsible reporting on mass shootings can educate the public and reduce the risk of future violence.
For anyone writing about the recent story, or wanting to share their grief and thoughts online, I ask you to first read this amazing guide on how to talk about mass shootings;
The website talks earnestly about the do’s and don’ts of reporting on these tragedies, and how as media we share a responsibility to report on these issues with consideration of our impact, and a thoughtfulness for those involved.
As an industry, we are fortunate enough to have never dealt with anything like this is our history, and ask that we take this opportunity to do what we always do; come together, laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again with this amazing community. Remember no-one has to go through this alone.