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TV, Movie Industries Launch Campaign Addressing Violence Ads inform parents about how they can manage children's viewing

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…

February 27, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

Rockefeller Reintroduces Bill to Study Violent Video Games Proposal has bipartisan support from four co-sponsors

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…

January 24, 2013, 8:05 PM EST

Obama's Gun Agenda Includes Media Violence Study CDC would look into possible link

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…

January 16, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

Parents Television Council Blasts Torture Scene in ABC's Scandal Groups calls for reform in TV ratings system

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…

January 14, 2013, 9:29 PM EST

Rockefeller Plans to Reintroduce Bill to Study Violent Video Games Legislation is a high priority for the senator

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…

January 14, 2013, 12:50 PM EST

NRA Calls to Arm Schools, Blames Media for Newtown Chides gun control, video games, music industry

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…

December 21, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

The #momentforsandyhook Across the Internet News orgs break non-stop Newtown coverage to pay respects to victims

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…

December 21, 2012, 10:28 AM EST

Bill Would Study Impact of Violent Video Games on Children Rockefeller introduces proposal as a response to Sandy Hook tragedy

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…

December 19, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

NRA Breaks Silence, Says Group Is 'Heartbroken' Plans 'major' press conference on Friday

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…

December 18, 2012, 4:28 PM EST

Media Missteps in Connecticut Shooting Coverage Meanwhile, Kmart displays poor Twitter judgment with promotional hashtag

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…

December 14, 2012, 6:08 PM EST

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