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  • A New Approach to Covering Crime: Explores how newspapers can more effectively address the issue of violence. From the Nieman Foundation.
  • About-Face!: About-Face questions and satirizes negative and demeaning images of women in society.
  • Casandre Cohn - Essay: An in-class essay on Media Violence asking the question: Does Media cause violence in our society?
  • Children and TV Violence: Reviews studies on the affect of TV violence on children.
  • Drive-By Journalism: Contends that Rolling Stone's glam-crime reports misrepresent young people--and America's violence problem.
  • Essay on Media Violence: Includes articles on media violence and video games.
  • Facts About Media Violence and Effects on the American Family: Research data tracking television viewing habits and behavior patterns, population/homicide rate data, cartoon violence, video games, internet, music, lyrics and potential adverse effects of excessive exposure to media.
  • Marketing Violence to Kids: Introduces government of whether producers of violent or adult music, movies and video games are targeting kids in their advertisements.
  • Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: Federal Trade Commission report regarding the marketing of violent materials to children by the industries of motion picture, recording, and electronic games.
  • Media Violence and Media Literacy: An article from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Some Things You Should Know About Media Violence and Media Literacy.
  • Media Watch: Information at this site about membership in MediaWatch, using the media effectively to promote issues of interest, talking to children about violence and sexism in the media, and a wealth of other useful resources.
  • Media Mayhem: Debates whether violent media creates a violent culture or whether society avoids its real problems by blaming the media.
  • MediaForum (Formerly MediaNet): The site includes the research, policy and opinion documents to inform users about social, economic and policy factors around media's influence in the lives of children and families.
  • National Institute on Media and the Family: Offers a number of resources including movie, television and video game content ratings, media awareness programs and helpful hints for parents to evaluate their media use.
  • Student Safety on the Information Highway.: Detailed articles for teens and children about issues and ways to handle problems on the internet.
  • TV News and the Culture of Violence: Examines the role television news plays in an increasingly violent society. From Rocky Mountain Media Watch.
  • Ten Things Wrong With the Media 'Effects' Model: Chapter of a book, written by Dr David Gauntlett of the University of Leeds, criticising studies of media effects. [Legally reproduced on the Web by the author].
  • The Media Theory Site: Materials about the mass media and its relationship to people's identities, gender, sexuality and behaviour.
  • The Hidden Hand of Violence {Freedom Magazine}: The divergent scenes in society's seemingly random patchwork quilt of senseless youth violence contain a common thread.
  • The Lion and Lamb Project: National grassroots initiative providing information about the effects of violent entertainment, toys and games on children's behavior.
  • The Violence Formula: Explains how to analyze for violence in TV, movies and videos.
  • Violence In The Media: A Personal media violence page, dedicated to bringing together various resources which can be used to study media violence.
  • Violence In The Media (Community Learning Network): This CLN menu page provides links to Media Studies curricular resources and instructional materials (lesson plans) in the specific topic of violence in the media
  • Violence, Public Health, and the Media: Topics: The Problem of Violence, Media and the Social Agenda, From Public Opinion to Public Judgment, Understanding the Problem, The Search for Solutions, The Media as Part of the Solution, Conclusion, and Endnotes. Source: Margaret Gerteis,Annenberg Washington Program
  • Violent Entertainment: Resources from Reason magazine countering the attacks on violence in popular culture.
  • Violent Media is Good for Kids: Author Gerard Jones argues that violence in videogames and other media give children a tool to master their rage.


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