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Mass Killings: The Role of the Media

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Catalogue Number:  STV042
Producer:  Shortcutstv Ltd
Producers:  Livesey, Chris
Producing Agencies:  Shortcutstv Ltd
Subject:  Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Guidance, Health, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Media, Social Sciences, Sociology, Violence
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United Kingdom
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  5:59

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The Columbine High school shooting was the most widely covered news story of 1999 in the United States. It set a precedent for the blanket coverage of random mass shootings we see today: the rush to the crime scene; the pictures of the killer; their life story and their posts. But could media coverage be contributing to the problem? Here we look at the evidence and the movement to change the reporting of mass shootings.

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