media violence

Rockefeller Wants to Add Media Violence Study to Gun Bill

As the Senate inches closer to considering a bipartisan proposal to expand gun background checks, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is offering to add his bill on the study of media violence as an amendment. 

Are Retailers Selling Violent Content to Children?

Here's some new data sure to stir the debate over the impacts of media and entertainment violence on children.

TV, Movie Industries Launch Campaign Addressing Violence

Fulfilling a promise made to Vice President Joe Biden that they would be part of the solution to curb gun violence, the television and film industries on Wednesday launched a multimedia campaign to inform parents of the tools they can use to manage what children see on TV and in the movies.

Rockefeller Reintroduces Bill to Study Violent Video Games

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va) reintroduced his bill to study the impact of violent video games and programming on kids. But this time, the bill comes with the firepower of four co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle, including Sens.

Obama’s Gun Agenda Includes Media Violence Study

The culture of media violence was only obliquely referenced in President Obama's sweeping plan to reduce what he called an epidemic of gun violence in the wake of the tragedy at Newtown.

Parents Television Council Blasts Torture Scene in ABC’s Scandal

ABC could have had better timing. On the same night the entertainment industry was meeting with VP Joe Biden to discuss media violence, the network aired an episode of Scandal that included a graphic, three-minute torture scene.

Rockefeller Plans to Reintroduce Bill to Study Violent Video Games

Other than lots of talk about the "culture of media violence," Washington, for the most part, seems to be focusing on tougher gun laws and not on new laws to restrict violent media and video games.

Rockefeller’s Final Years in Senate Will Be Intense

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) may be retiring, but he’s going to go out with a bang. In his formal announcement speech today, the high-ranking Democrat signaled that he intends to “keep up this intensity” until he exits the Senate in 2014. Several times he referred to a “no holds barred approach.”

Groups Ramp Up Rhetoric on Media Violence

Coinciding with White House talks on preventing gun violence scheduled for later today at the White House, groups are ramping up the rhetoric and a lot of it is directed at violence in media and entertainment.