Other blogs that you might find useful, involving current issues in Media & Society, which I believe offer good explanations and are well written can be found below: Cyberbullying: Laura did a great job compiling information about this terrible ailment in our current digital society. https://lauraemrichova.wordpress.com/ Journalistic Objectivity is a topic that deserves special attention, […]Read more "Other Issues in Media & Society"
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 […]Read more "For Further Research"
“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 […]Read more "How I See It"
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 […]Read more "What the Experts Say II"
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 […]Read more "What the Experts Say I"
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 […]Read more "Current Events II"
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 […]Read more "Current Events I"