For Further Research

The Center for Media Literacy’s website counts with numerous articles that can help better understand some of the issues connected with violence in the media. “Like Money on the Bank: Understanding Media’s Investment in Violence”, “Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media” and “Media Violence: What if We Changed the Question?” are very good articles […]

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How I See It

“There is far more violence in the reel world than in the real world.” – Brad J. Bushman Some claim that the content shown in the media is merely the reflection of society itself. Therefore, according to this premise, the violent behavior depicted in the media is a consequence of how society is structured and […]

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What the Experts Say II

Another issue worth exploring is whether the coverage of certain mass media events provoke a copycat reaction in the general public. Professor of Anthropology Alex Mesoudi, PhD, digs into the issue in his article “Mass shooting and mass media: Does media coverage of mass shootings inspire copycat crimes?”. Mesoudi analyses whether a connection could exist […]

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What the Experts Say I

According to Eugene V. Beresin, in his article “The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions” for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, violence in the media is an issue, and that even though violence among teenagers is the product of a number of factors, such as social […]

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Current Events II

Violence in Children’s content It is every parent’s concern when their children watch TV to make sure they are not watching people getting brutally murdered on screen, or that they’re not watching ‘inappropriate’ content. Instead, they would rather their children to watch cartoons and other content meant specifically for children. Little do they know that […]

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Current Events I

Violence in Video Games Video games are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and have gone a long way since their early beginnings in the 70’s, and are now a multi-billion dollar industry. Long gone are the days when people had to go to arcades in order to play video games and when the only game you […]

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