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Topic: Newtown

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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