Argumentative Research Storyboard - John Blumenthal

Argumentative Research Storyboard - John Blumenthal

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Media Coverage of Gun Violence

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  • Today, 26 students were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary by an AR-15-wielding man named Adam Lanza...
  • How can we stop this?
  • Breaking News: Lanza's Possible Motives...
  • Later that day...
  • "no really America, if you post one more Facebook post about the shooting at that elementary school... I will do the same goddamn thing."
  • Brigitte Nacos, professor at Columbia University
  • Media coverage has a contagion effect, which leads to increased gun violence.
  • Jennifer Johnston, professor at Western New Mexico University
  • Angela Morris, journalist
  • Media coverage glorifies mass shooters, which increases the likelihood of copycats!
  • But sometimes we need to share the killer's name and photos in the interest of the public!
  • Bruce Shapiro, director of Dart Center for Journalism
  • Ultimately...
  • I was only 40 minutes away from the Sandy Hook shooting. Something needs to be done about mass shootings.
  • Media coverage contributes to mass shootings, and the best way to restrain its influence is by limiting news about the killer.
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