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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.

NRA Calls to Arm Schools, Blames Media for Newtown

The National Rifle Association today called to arm schools and blamed the entertainment industry, politicians and news media for enabling a society prone to gun violence, while for the first time addressing the horrrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., last week.

The #momentforsandyhook Across the Internet

In a news environment where incessant coverage of traumatic events is commonplace, news organizations and individuals across the U.S. and the world took a moment today to pause and reflect on the tragedy that took the lives of a group of teachers and students exactly one week ago today. While the push to organize the moment of silence came from Connecticut Gov.

Bill Would Study Impact of Violent Video Games on Children

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary has triggered calls for more than just gun regulation, putting violent video games and programming again in the spotlight. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill today that calls for the National Academy of Sciences to study the impact of violent video games and violent video programming on children.

NRA Breaks Silence, Says Group Is ‘Heartbroken’

After four days of silence, the National Rifle Association of America issued a statement about the horrific mass shootings in Newtown, Conn.  Here's the statement it sent to Adweek late Tuesday afternoon:

Media Missteps in Connecticut Shooting Coverage

With a national tragedy on the scale of today's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the public has come to expect a constant flow of information about the who, what and why of the day’s events. Unfortunately, the frantic pace often comes at the expense of fact checking.