News Framing of School Shootings

Journalism and American Social Problems

Author: Michael McCluskey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498532977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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This book analyzes how school shootings are covered in the news. The author explores reasons behind the coverage patterns, the audiences’ political ideologies, the influence of political actors, and the contextual elements of each shooting.
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Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses

Author: Jaclyn Schildkraut

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440856257

Category: True Crime

Page: 350

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This work examines mass shootings in the United States, focusing on events from 1966 to 2016. In addition to providing essential information about each shooting, it surveys underlying causes of such events and potential reforms to prevent future ones. • Helps readers to understand a controversial topic with overview essays written by subject experts on mass shootings and their underlying causes • Breaks up the tragedy of mass shootings with individual entries on more than 300 that have taken place in the United States since 1966 • Provides perspective on various subjects of debate through contributions from experts and issue advocates • Documents America's response to mass shootings, from the official investigative reports on the Columbine High School shooting to former President Barack Obama's response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, through careful selection of primary sources
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School Shootings

Mediatized Violence in a Global Age

Author: Glenn W. Muschert,Johanna Sumiala

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178052918X

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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This book analyses the global (media) cultural phenomenon of school shootings in the context of mediatization in contemporary social and cultural life. It explores shootings from different, interconnected perspectives with a focus on the theoretical aspect, the practices of mediatization and an examination of the audiences, victims and witnesses
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Gun Violence Prevention?

The Politics Behind Policy Responses to School Shootings in the United States

Author: Selina E. M. Kerr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319753134

Category: Political Science

Page: 142

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This book examines the gun-related policy responses to three school shooting incidents in the United States. Gun violence prevention activists and others involved in policy making were interviewed for the book, and news media articles and policy documents were critically assessed. As a result, interpretations of the Second Amendment are shown to affect the acceptability of certain gun restrictions. News media content and policy documents, coupled with the thoughts of activists, also give an indication of why certain policy measures passed and others failed at the time of each of the case studies. This book should be of interest to social policy, politics, criminology and sociology students and academics, as well as those with a general interest in the topic.
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Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,I.Q. Hunter,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.
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Mass Media and Foreign Policy

Post-Cold War Crises in the Caribbean

Author: Walter C. Soderlund,Ralph Carl Nelson,E. Donald Briggs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275977856

Category: History

Page: 184

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An empirical examination of U.S. network coverage of seven post-Cold War crises occurring in the Caribbean Basin and an analysis of ongoing government-press relations.
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Terror Post 9/11 and the Media

Author: David L. Altheide

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433103650

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Throughout the world, the mass media are responsible for shaping the form and content of experiences. In this book, David L. Altheide examines how the mass media, including news and popular culture, have cast terrorism, propaganda and social control post 9/11. Altheide shows how fear works with terrorism to alter discourse, social meanings, and our sense of being in the world. Emphasis is placed on the different institutional interventions and how these particular stories become framed and inform the wider media narratives of terror. The author argues that post 9/11 we are witnessing the emergence of new communication formats that not only constitute counter-narratives, but also shape future communicative experience. The text is suitable for scholars and students interested in the ongoing relationship between the media and terror post 9/11.
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