Gene Park: Covering a Tragedy in the Social Media Age

·By Gene Park

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With information moving quickly on social media, the press and public officials may need to rethink old rules.

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Gene Park is the Community Manager for Civil Beat. You can reach him by email at or follow him on Twitter at @genepark.
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Should officials stick to the policy of not identifying a dead person even though the information may already be out?