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West Virginia University experts are offering commentary on the shooting of two Virginia journalists that played out on live television and social media yesterday (August 26).
Amy Kovac-Ashley has more than a dozen years of experience as a professional journalist. She was the first social media editor for The Washington Post. She also worked at The Roanoke Times, where she was part of the team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.
James Nolan's research currently focuses on police procedures, crime measurement, hate crimes and homicide. He is a former police officer who also worked for the FBI as a unit chief in the Crime Analysis, Research and Development Unit that provided management oversight for the National Hate Crime Data Collection Program.