When a tragedy occurs, the media pushes past the shock and does its job. But some situations require more than a simple headline and story. Events that are horrifying, distressing, and difficult to comprehend sometimes require reporting that goes above and beyond. Following the Orlando massacre—the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history—many media organizations did just that. Here, we’ve collected some of the most powerful pieces of journalism published in the last week.
On June 16, the Boston Globe ran a stark cover — on it, a gun, a bullet hole, and the words “Make it stop”. The editorial in that issue was turned into an interactive online story with data, charts and the names of senators standing against gun reform.
GOP Arcade is not a traditional news outlet. They build games to “make all the hoopla surrounding the election slightly more enjoyable.” Their latest: a caustic game that asks players to use thoughts and prayers to stop gun homicides. It’s certainly not subtle.
This graphical representation of gun homicides in the US was not published in the past week — but it was updated. In fact, the article updates every time a mass shooting occurs in America. It reveals that there have already been three more incidents since the June 12 shooting.