The World Health Organization has offered guidelines for how the media can cover stories about suicide responsibly in an effort to temper this copycat effect. Visit the guidelines here. Visit a journal article from Washington University who extended the guidelines to mass shootings here.
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Guidelines for Reporting on Mass Shootings
Reporting on Mass Shootings is a website that has compiled a two-page document about general recommendations traditional media can use when reporting about mass shootings. They list what harmful versus helpful media coverage of such events can do and considerations on language and type of content shown. Visit the webpage here.
Don’t Name Them Campaign
“The Don’t Name Them campaign encourages media, law enforcement, and public information officers to move their focus from the shooters/attackers to the victims and heroes”. By focusing on the victims and heroes rather than perpetrator(s) and what they did/were like, it can shift from a feeling of despair and horror to a time of healingContinue reading “Don’t Name Them Campaign”
No Notoriety Campaign
“No Notoriety” challenges the media to follow their drafted protocol that will help reduce mass shootings that are due to media-inspired fame. This can be done through being aware that infamy can breed copycat crimes, and when reporting, report facts about the mindset and motivational profile, not the perpetrator’s name or showing their photo, unlessContinue reading “No Notoriety Campaign”
The Media Spot
The Media Spot promotes media literacy through collaborative media productions, partnerships with environmentally and socially progressive organizations, and K-12 staff and curriculum development to help adapt their curricula to a constantly evolving mediated and technological world without losing track of the objective of media literacy education: empowering lifelong learners to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE andContinue reading “The Media Spot”
I AM not the MEdia
I AM not the MEdia’s mission is to empower teens and young adults to become conscious viewers of the media, critical decision makers, and to embrace their individuality and uniqueness through media literacy and media creation. Visit their website here.
IREX’s Learn to Discern Media Literacy Training (L2D)
“Learn to Discern’s curriculum builds communities’ resilience to state-sponsored disinformation, inoculates communities against public health misinformation, promotes inclusive communities by empowering its members to recognize and reject divisive narratives and hate speech, improves young people’s ability to navigate increasingly polluted online spaces, and enables leaders to shape decisions based on facts and quality information.” ReadContinue reading “IREX’s Learn to Discern Media Literacy Training (L2D)”
S.2240 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act
This proposed bill would help promote digital citizenship and media literacy by requiring the creation of statewide media literacy advisory councils, and help local educational agencies create curriculums and evaluations regarding teaching students about both by offering funding and advice. Read more about it here.