Notre Dame football players rape cover-up – what’s in the news and what isn’t

January 9, 2013 — The media has extensively covered the college championship football game between Notre Dame and Alabama, but few Americans aware of Notre Dame’s cover-up of rapes by Notre Dame football players. Monday’s football game is an opportunity to acknowledge that raping women is a terrible crime that needs to be taken seriously by the police, the public, and the media. Continue reading

Copy cats that kill

The media gives a lot of attention to school violence, and that attention can encourage more threats of violence. Researchers focus on the implications for the media, suggesting that they not give so much attention to these violent incidents and that they avoid portraying perpetrators as counterculture heroes. Continue reading