06 Define Media Violence.pdf - Define violence in the media Column Tom Grimes 6:41 p.m EST Broad interpretations have weakened research into possible

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Define violence in the media: Column Tom Grimes 6:41 p.m. EST January 20, 2013 Broad interpretations have weakened research into possible link between TV, movies and video games and gun assaults. (Photo: Spencer Platt, Getty Images) Story Highlights School shootings places focus on violent movies, TV shows and video games. But findings from research have been mixed. These problems of broad definitions are seen in other areas of research.
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Violent movies, television shows and video games are common targets after senseless shootings. So it should not be surprising that among President Obama's list of recommendations to deal with gun violence, he wants to lift a congressional ban against researching a relationship between "video games, media images and violence" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adam Lanza, the school shooter in Newtown, Conn., reportedly played violent video games such as Call of Duty. If the CDC is to proceed, it will have to take into account the single biggest weakness of previous research: the absence of an agreed upon definition of "media violence" and "behavioral aggression." There is no
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  • Hayg Oshagan
  • Mass Communication, Media violence research, media violence, Tom Grimes

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