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: 3993

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: 508

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: 6967

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: 370

View: 3741

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: 3542

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: 6116

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.

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: 8894

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: 7460

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: 9664

Politics, Discourse, and American Society

New Agendas

Author: Roderick P. Hart

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 3598

What is the purpose of public talk in a democratic society? Do the American people interact with their government in distinctive ways? Are the nation s mass media helpful or harmful to the democratic experience? 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."

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: 869

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.

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: 1030

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

Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media

L-Z

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781412905305

Category: Internet and children

Page: 886

View: 4833

"From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the media and their effect on children and adolescents is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. These books present state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With more than 400 entries, the two volumes of this resource cover the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact -- for good and ill -- on children and adolescents. Key features include: cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy; a cross-cultural perspective with contributing authors from around the globe and entries on the media in Europe and Asia; entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, etc.; complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking, child development, and much more."--From source other than the Library of Congress.

Random Violence

How We Talk about New Crimes and New Victims

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520921672

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 3494

Random Violence is a deft and thought-provoking exploration of the ways we talk about—and why we worry about—new crimes and new forms of victimization. Focusing on so-called random crimes such as freeway shootings, gang violence, hate crimes, stalking, and wilding, Joel Best shows how new crime problems emerge and how some quickly fade from public attention while others spread and become enduring subjects of concern. Best's original and incisive argument illuminates the fact that while these crimes are in actuality neither new, nor epidemic, nor random, the language used to describe them nonetheless shapes both private fears and public policies. Best scrutinizes the melodramatic quality of the American public's attitudes toward crime, exposing the cultural context for the popularity of "random violence" as a catch-all phrase to describe contemporary crime, and the fallacious belief that violence is steadily rising. He points out that the age, race, and sex of homicide victims reveal that violence is highly patterned. Best also details the contemporary ideology of victimization, as well as the social arrangements that create and support a victim industry that can label large numbers of victims. He demonstrates why it has become commonplace to "declare war" on social problems, including drugs, crime, poverty, and cancer, and outlines the complementary influence of media, activists, officials, and experts in institutionalizing crime problems. Intrinsic to all these concerns is the way in which policy choices and outcomes are affected by the language used to describe social problems.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 3141

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.

Lessons of disaster

policy change after catastrophic events

Author: Thomas A. Birkland

Publisher: Georgetown Univ Pr

ISBN: 9781589011205

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 354

Even before the wreckage of a disaster is cleared, one question is foremost in the minds of the public: "What can be done to prevent this from happening again?" Today, news media and policymakers often invoke the "lessons of September 11" and the "lessons of Hurricane Katrina." Certainly, these unexpected events heightened awareness about problems that might have contributed to or worsened the disasters, particularly about gaps in preparation. Inquiries and investigations are made that claim that "lessons" were "learned" from a disaster, leading us to assume that we will be more ready the next time a similar threat looms, and that our government will put in place measures to protect us. In Lessons of Disaster, Thomas Birkland takes a critical look at this assumption. We know that disasters play a role in setting policy agendas?in getting policymakers to think about problems?but does our government always take the next step and enact new legislation or regulations? To determine when and how a catastrophic event serves as a catalyst for true policy change, the author examines four categories of disasters: aviation security, homeland security, earthquakes, and hurricanes. He explores lessons learned from each, focusing on three types of policy change: change in the larger social construction of the issues surrounding the disaster; instrumental change, in which laws and regulations are made; and political change, in which alliances are created and shifted. Birkland argues that the type of disaster affects the types of lessons learned from it, and that certain conditions are necessary to translate awareness into new policy, including media attention, salience for a large portion of the public, the existence of advocacy groups for the issue, and the preexistence of policy ideas that can be drawn upon. This timely study concludes with a discussion of the interplay of multiple disasters, focusing on the initial government response to Hurricane Katrina and the negative effect the September 11 catastrophe seems to have had on reaction to that tragedy.

Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen

Roman

Author: Malin Persson Giolito

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732549860

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 1799

Stockholm: Nach einem Blutbad an einem Gymnasium steht die Schülerin Maja Norberg als Schuldige vor Gericht. Ihre Freunde Dennis, Amanda und Sebastian, der Lehrer Christer, alle erschossen, von Maja. Wie konnte es dazu kommen, dass dieses einstmals so beliebte Mädchen zur Mörderin und zur meist gehassten Person Schwedens wurde? Und ist sie überhaupt schuldig? Aus Majas Sicht wird in diesem faszinierenden Roman die Vorgeschichte des Verbrechens erzählt. Eine aufwühlende Lektüre. Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen wurde 2017 mit dem namhaften Glass Key Award (Skandinavischer Krimipreis) ausgezeichnet - der prestigeträchtigsten Auszeichnung für nordische Kriminalromane. Die Autorin Malin Persson Giolito reiht sich damit in die Liste der erfolgreichsten und berühmtesten Schriftsteller Skandinaviens ein. Ebenfalls Preisträger waren u.a.: Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Jo Nesbø, Arnaldur Indridason, Leif G. W. Persson