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How Journalists Cover Mass Shootings: Research to Consider

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dc.contributor.author Ordway, Denise-Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-13T13:54:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-13T13:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-09
dc.identifier.citation Denise-Marie, Ordway. (2019). How Journalists Cover Mass Shootings: Research to Consider. Journalist’s Resource. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/news-media/mass-shootings-news-research/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1750
dc.description Blog Post en_US
dc.description.abstract After covering a major tragedy such as a mass shooting, it’s helpful for editors and reporters to review their work. What did they do well? What were their shortcomings and oversights? How did their coverage impact audiences, communities and victims’ families? And just as important: How can the newsroom do a better job next time? Unfortunately, in the case of mass shootings, some news outlets might have to deal with a next time. To help guide newsrooms in their conversations about how they cover mass shootings, we’ve gathered a sampling of research that examines news coverage from several angles, including how journalists portray shooters of different races and religious backgrounds. We’ve included two studies that look specifically at how The New York Times covers mass shootings and which factors — for example, the location of a shooting or the perpetrator’s motivation for killing — affect how much time and resources the newspaper dedicates to each event. This collection of research has been updated since it was originally posted in December 2018. [CVRL Note: One reviewed article "Covering Mass Murder: An Experimental Examination of the Effect of News Focus — Killer, Victim, or Hero — on Reader Interest" discusses how news coverage profiling victims of mass violence is less engaging for readers in comparison to articles focusing on heroic actions by bystanders. Another, "Mass Shootings and the Media: Why All Events Are Not Created Equal" discusses how "race/ethnicity and victim counts are the most salient predictor of whether or not a shooting was covered" by media outlets.] (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journalist’s Resource en_US
dc.subject Research Review en_US
dc.subject Men en_US
dc.subject White en_US
dc.subject White Men en_US
dc.subject Black en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.subject Muslim en_US
dc.subject Mental Illness en_US
dc.subject Mentally Ill en_US
dc.subject Perpetrator en_US
dc.subject Victim en_US
dc.subject People Harmed by Violence en_US
dc.subject People Who Use Violence en_US
dc.subject Media Coverage en_US
dc.subject News Coverage en_US
dc.subject Media Attention en_US
dc.subject Journalists en_US
dc.subject Reporters en_US
dc.subject School Safety en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Gun Violence en_US
dc.subject Firearm Violence en_US
dc.subject Gun Death en_US
dc.subject Shooting en_US
dc.subject Weapons en_US
dc.subject Public Shooting en_US
dc.subject Active Shooter en_US
dc.subject Terrorism en_US
dc.subject Mass Violence en_US
dc.subject School Shooting en_US
dc.subject Offenders en_US
dc.title How Journalists Cover Mass Shootings: Research to Consider en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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