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AVAILABLE EXPERT – On-air shooting of 2 reporters in Virginia

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Queen's University professor emeritus and communications expert Vincent Mosco is available to comment on this morning's on-air shooting of two reporters in Moneta, Virginia.

Professor Mosco has previously spoken about the effects of social media on the manhunts following the 2013 Boston Bombing and the 2014 Parliament Hill Shooting; particularly on the risks of misinformation being spread through social media, the effects on those who view traumatic events through shared video and the effect social sharing has on police activities during a manhunt.

Professor Mosco is available for print or radio interviews, by phone, on Wednesday, August 26.

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Chris Armes at 613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or chris.armes@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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