News Media Must Re-Examine Role in Shooting Coverage

April 25, 2013 Lindenlink Staff 0

The media’s 24 hour extensive coverage of mass shootings exposes the public to an overdrive of information that potentially changes their ideas about these circumstances. Lindenwood University senior Hazal Celik said “It is so graphic in nature I sometimes find it difficult to watch.” If mentally healthy people find it difficult to digest the media’s information frenzy then what influence will it hold on those who desire to commit such atrocities? […]