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School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age by Glenn W. Muschert, Johanna Sumiala

By Glenn W. Muschert, Johanna Sumiala

Institution shootings have raised substantial curiosity between students as a world (media) cultural phenomenon and feature elevated particularly within the Nineties constructing right into a seeming cultural epidemic. This booklet contributes to the present educational dialogue on tuition shootings by means of examining this phenomenon in a broader context of mediatization in modern social and cultural existence. Mediatized good judgment has the facility to steer us as participants speaking concerning the shootings and experiencing the shootings as victimizers, sufferers, witnesses or bystanders. In 3 sections, this e-book explores shootings from varied, but interconnected, views: (1) a theoretical concentrate on media and faculty shootings inside of quite a few sociological and cultural dimensions, in particular how modern media remodel institution shootings into mediatized violence; (2) a spotlight at the practices of mediatization, with emphasis on mediated insurance of faculty shootings and its political, cultural, social and moral implications; and (3) an exam of the audiences, sufferers and witnesses of faculty shootings in addition to businesses which attempt to deal with those public crimes of vital media curiosity.

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151). Media violence was but a symptom of the fact that corporate media had monopolized the common human need for stories, for profit (Gerbner, 1973, 1996, 1998). That is, a cultural resource had been transformed into a commodity, and violence prevailed because it was reliable; it could always draw a large enough audience to make money. The most significant effects of corporatized storytelling had nothing to do with public behavior. Ironically, the main “behavioral” effect of media violence was on those who created it in the first place.

Nordicom Review, 31(2), 17–29. , & Tikka, M. (2011). Imagining globalized fears: School shooting videos and circulation of violence on YouTube. Social Anthropology, 19(3), 254–267. SECTION 1 FRAMING THE EVENT: SOCIETAL AND (MEDIA)CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES CHAPTER 1 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND CULTIVATION ANALYSIS: ON CONFRONTATIONAL MEDIA RHETORIC AND THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH ON THE POLITICS OF MEDIA VIOLENCE Andy Ruddock ABSTRACT Purpose À This chapter maps the conceptual territory that research on school shootings shares with cultivation analysis.

Sincere or not, Olbermann’s outburst suited competitive news systems that depend on emotive performances to attract viewers. Whatever their political differences, both men shared media careers where their personalities had been their strength and their Achilles heel as they moved between networks. MSNBC fired Olbermann just 11 days after the Beck outburst, amid speculation that his dismissal had been prompted by an impending takeover of the company (Adams, 2011). The entire controversy told us that Beck and Olbermann are creations of changing news genres.

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