With every shooting, the media finds itself in a dilemma, weighing the news value of the crisis against the contagion effect – the fact that coverage can just encourage copycats and glory seekers.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian, Joanna Weiss of Experience Magazine, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, and Callie Crossly of WGBH News.