How does the media shape society’s viewpoint of mass violence?

  • How does the media shape society’s viewpoint of mass violence?
    • What are the similarities and differences between the two school disasters with regard to the mindset of the attackers?
    • Are school children safer now than they were then? Explain your answer.
    • Is media overstating school violence or creating copycat events? Why, or why not?
  • Does media contribute to stereotypes of crime? Explain your rationale.
  • How has the explosion of social media and 24-hour news coverage impacted our perceptions of violence vs. the impact of more traditional radio and television news coverage? Provide an example
 

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