• In this image made from video and provided by WDBJ-TV7 news, Kimberly McBroom, the station’s morning anchor in Roanoke, Va., reacts to a live broadcast during which reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. McBroom tried to reassure viewers immediately after the attack, carried out by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ-TV reporter known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV7 news via AP)

    Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

    Updated: 11:10 pm

  • This screen shot shows the Twitter page of Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, shortly after he fatally shot WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va., early Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2015. The station said Flanagan was also an employee at WDBJ and appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (Twitter via AP)

    In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

    Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer traced a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving memories of an “off-kilter” loner easily angered by office humor.