COMMENTARY

Media Need To Shift Focus On Violence

To gain viewers or boost readership, cover violent crime big-time, whether on the front page or the top of the newscast. But those very methods contribute to the madness many now feel about the nation’s unhealthy dependency on police and prison to solve every problem. Journalism needs to accept its share of responsibility and change how it does business.

Still No Link Between Video Games, Violence

“There are no longitudinal studies that show a link between violence and video games,” said Benjamin Burroughs, a professor of emerging media at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “Certainly, there is no linkage to gun violence.” The theory persists in part because politicians on both sides of the aisle have taken it up as an easy target, since it lacks a powerful lobby like, say, the National Rifle Association.

Trump Meeting Video Game Execs, Critics

As the president searches for ways to respond to last month’s Florida school shooting, he was wading into this debate by bringing together representatives of the video game industry and some of their most vocal critics for a discussion Thursday at the White House.

Trump Reopens Video Game Violence Debate

President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There’s just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link.

COMMENTARY BY ANN HORNADAY

Will Films Be Allowed To Stick To Their Guns?

One measure of the leadership of the Stoneman Douglas generation might be convincing Hollywood that glib, cynical violence no longer sells, and teaching the rest of us that guns are anything but a game.

Facebook Live Struggles To Prevent Violence

Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that live video is the future of Facebook, but what if that future is terrifying and full of violence? What happens when one of the largest proponents of live video struggles to manage its darker side? With live video charging ahead, how can Facebook identify and stop those who would abuse its streaming service?

PTC Criticizes ‘Mr. Robot’ Finale Suicide, Rating

Outlander’ Finale: Responsible Violence In Drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it’s a tried-and-true device for TV drama. It’s certainly a staple of “Game of Thrones,” the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers “fear that rape has become so pervasive in the drama that it is almost background noise: a routine and unshocking occurrence,” as The […]

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WXIN Indianapolis Tackles School Violence

Common Ground: Stopping School Violence includes four days of extended coverage followed by a n hour-long televised town hall meeting. The special reports will air nightly on Fox59 News at 10 this week, with in-depth stories on a variety of topics including gun control measures, mental illness, school security and even the idea of arming teachers.