Shark attacks have always been fodder for summertime news coverage, but an increase in their frequency lends more credence to the argument that such coverage is more than just a result of panic.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller from WBZ News, Lylah Alphonse from U.S. News & World Report, Dan Kennedy from Northeastern University, and Roy Harris, formerly of the Wall Street Journal and The Economist Group.