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Author(s) Cramer, Clayton E.
Year 1994
Title Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage in the Mass Media
Published in Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 1
Pages 26–42
Also published in Journal on Firearms and Public Policy (1995), Vol. 7. (pp. 113–136)
DOI 10.1207/s15327728jmme0901_3
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Abstract This article analyzes news coverage of mass murders in Time and Newsweek for the period 1984 to 1991 for evidence of disproportionate, perhaps politically motivated coverage of certain categories of mass murder. Discusses ethical problems related to news and entertainment attention to mass murder, and suggests methods of enhancing the public's understanding of the nature of murder.
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