News Framing of School Shootings

Journalism and American Social Problems

Author: Michael McCluskey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498532977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 1038

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.

Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses

Author: Jaclyn Schildkraut

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440856257

Category: True Crime

Page: 350

View: 5100

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

School Shootings

Mediatized Violence in a Global Age

Author: Glenn W. Muschert,Johanna Sumiala

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780529198

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 3159

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.

Doing News Framing Analysis II

Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Author: Paul D'Angelo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317282396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

View: 1555

This volume presents original, ‘big picture’ perspectives on news framing. Each chapter in this volume will feature an individual or team of framing analysts who take a reflective look at their own empirical work. The editors' goals are to identify the influences that determine the use of different theoretical and methodological approaches, and to provide interpretive guides to news framing scholars regarding what news frames are, how they can be observed in news texts, and how framing effects are uncovered and substantiated in cultural, group, and individual sites. Doing News Framing Analysis II will continue the work of its predecessor by giving talented framing scholars the space to write about their work and bring readers closer to the framing research project.

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

View: 5599

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.

How Claims Spread

Cross-National Diffusion of Social Problems

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366494

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 3411

Best's anthology examines for the first time how diverse social issues--road rage, the metric system, gun control, and abortion are among those included--migrate across national boundaries, modifying themselves from place to place as a result of different claims, claimsmakers, and policy responses. This unique collection, assembled from new research by an international group of social problems scholars, will fill a gap in undergraduate and graduate level studies in the constructionist analyses of social problems, as well as in political science, public policy, and criminology. Claims concerning one social problem often influence those about another: claimsmakers borrow rhetoric and tactics from one another. In some cases, experienced claimsmakers join efforts to call attention to other social problems: compelling images (e.g., the threatened child or random violence) link claims about different problems and reactions to one set of claims. These case studies describe very different processes, ranging from deliberate attempts to disseminate social problem claims to developments that were more inadvertent, from successes in which social problem constructions spread to new countries to failures in which claims were sown, but failed to take root. They are intended to suggest that the diffusion of social problems is neither simple nor automatic. Joel Best is professor and chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware. He has served as an editorial advisor for Aldine that has produced fifty titles.

Vermittlungskulturen des Amoklaufs

Zur medialen Präsenz spektakulärer Gewalt

Author: Silke Braselmann,Jörn Ahrens

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658166029

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 336

Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes untersuchen Ereignisse, die sich tief in das Gedächtnis der Gesellschaft eingraben und eine kollektiv geteilte kulturelle Erfahrung des Spektakulären anzeigen: sogenannte Amokläufe und School Shootings. Neben der spektakulär inszenierten Tatausgestaltung und ihrer willkürlich erscheinenden Grausamkeit ist an diesen Gewalttaten so frappierend, dass sich reales und mediales Geschehen in einer Weise überblenden, die beides nahezu ununterscheidbar werden lässt. Wenn ein Amoklauf erfolgt, dann scheint er in seiner medial umfangreich aufbereiteten Rezeption einer Dramaturgie zu folgen, wie sie schon seit langem aus fiktionalen Darstellungen bekannt ist. Sämtliche Ästhetiken und Praktiken des Amok sind so gesehen Medienzitate oder, in der Debatte wiederholt aufgerufen, durch Medieninhalte inspiriert und gehen später ihrerseits als neue Zitate in das Darstellungsrepertoire der Taten über. Diese dynamische Wechselwirkung auf ihren unterschiedlichen Ebenen, die Effekte der medialen Präsenz von Amoktaten und ihre sich immer weiter verfestigenden Vermittlungskulturen werden hier aus verschiedenen disziplinären Blickwinkeln analysiert.

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

View: 860

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.

Terror Post 9/11 and the Media

Author: David L. Altheide

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433103650

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 5033

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.

Crime Views Without the Ballyhoo

Public Opinion on Crime in a New Era of Influential Media Elites and Unresponsive Policymakers

Author: Eric Jon Ostermeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 618

View: 5671

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641200148

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2538

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

The Politics of Force

Media and the Construction of Police Brutality

Author: Regina G. Lawrence

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520924314

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 3239

When police brutality becomes front-page news, it triggers a sudden, intense interaction between the media, the public, and the police. Regina Lawrence ably demonstrates how these news events provide the raw materials for looking at underlying problems in American society. Journalists, policy makers, and the public use such stories to define a problematic situation, and this process of problem definition gives the media a crucial role in our public policy debates. Lawrence extensively analyzes more than 500 incidents of police use-of-force covered by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times from 1985 to 1994, with additional analysis of more recent incidents such as as the shooting of Amadou Diallo in New York. The incidents include but are not limited to those defined as "police brutality." Lawrence reveals the structural and cultural forces that both shape the news and allow police to define most use-of-force incidents, which occur in far greater numbers than are reported, she says. Lawrence explores the dilemma of obtaining critical media perspectives on policing policies. She examines the factors that made the coverage of the Rodney King beating so significant, particularly after the incident was captured on video. At the same time, she shows how an extraordinary news event involving the police can become a vehicle for marginalized social groups to gain entrance into the media arena. In contrasting "event-driven" problem definition with the more thoroughly studied "institutionally driven" news stories, Lawrence's book fills a major gap in media studies. It also offers a broader understanding of the interplay between the criminal justice system and the media in today's world.

Amok an Schulen

Prävention, Intervention und Nachsorge bei School Shootings

Author: Matthias Böhmer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658227087

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

View: 457

School Shootings - umgangssprachlich auch als Amokläufe an Schulen bezeichnet - stellen eine seltene, aber schwerwiegende Form von zielgerichteter Gewalt an Schulen dar. Dieses Buch stellt erstens die in der aktuellen wissenschaflichen Forschung diskutierten Ursachen dar. Neben Tätermerkmalen wird auf das private wie schulische Lebensumfeld , den Einfluss von Massenmedien, die Zugänglichkeit zu Waffen sowie auf den Konsum gewalthaltiger Medien abgehoben. Zweitens werden primär- und sekundärpräventive Maßnahmen dargestellt wie das Profiling, Threat Assessments sowie das Phänomen des Leakings. Und drittens liegt der Fokus auf der Nachsorge bei School Shootings, deren Ziel es ist, erlebte psychotraumatische Belastung zu bewältigen. Es werden notfallpsychologische Akuthilfen, kurzfristige bis mittelfristige, traumafokussierte, sowie längerfristige Interventionsmassnahmen für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene näher erläutert. Praxisexkurse zur Prävention als auch zur Nachsorge ergänzen die entsprechenden Kapitel.

Politics, discourse, and American society

new agendas

Author: Roderick P. Hart,Bartholomew H. Sparrow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 3174

In Politics, Discourse, and American Society, some of the nation's best young scholars take us beyond conventional perspectives to present original work on how politics is transacted in American society and how public communication affects those transactions. They also lay out directions for future research, thereby putting fresh ideas on the scholarly agenda. The authors ask whether the American president is genuinely powerful, if lawsuits have become a way of changing the nation's politics, whether public opinion polling is really objective, and whether politics can still be distinguished from pop culture. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts

Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118729951

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 7167

Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

Liebe ist nicht genug - Ich bin die Mutter eines Amokläufers

Author: Sue Klebold

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 2831

„Am 20. April 1999 betraten Dylan Klebold und Eric Harris ausgerüstet mit Gewehren und Sprengstoff die Columbine Highschool. Dort töteten sie zwölf Schüler und einen Lehrer, verletzten vierundzwanzig weitere Menschen und nahmen sich dann selbst das Leben. Es war der schlimmste Schul-Amoklauf der Geschichte. Dylan Klebold war mein Sohn.“ 16 Jahre nach dem Amoklauf ihres Sohnes Dylan erzählt Sue Klebold von ihrem Ringen mit der Frage, ob sie die Tat hätte verhindern können, wenn sie nur aufmerksamer, liebevoller gewesen wäre. Sue Klebold ist durch die Hölle gegangen, aber an der Tat ihres Sohnes nicht zerbrochen. Sie hat einen Weg gefunden weiterzuleben und hofft, anderen Eltern zu helfen, das zu verhindern, was sie selbst nicht aufhalten konnte. Von einem ist sie fest überzeugt: Elterliche Liebe allein reicht nicht aus, um Kinder und Jugendliche vor den Folgen unerkannter psychischer Erkrankungen zu schützen. Ein starkes Memoir einer Mutter, der das Unvorstellbare passiert ist. Sue Klebold spendet alle Einnahmen an Forschung und Hilfsorganisationen für Opfer und Angehörige psychisch Kranker.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 7375

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.