mass shootings

Race & Violent Crime Reporting

Jul 25, 2018
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A new study out of Ohio State University shows that the media treats white mass shooters more sympathetically than black mass shooters.

White shooters, according to the study, are 95 percent more likely to be described as mentally ill than African Americans, a tack that humanizes the shooter and in doing so, elicits sympathy. 

Today on All Sides, we explore the relationship between race and violent crime reporting as well as the media's role in the perpetuation of racial stereotypes involving violent crime. 


Wellness Wednesday: Hepatitis C, Plastic Surgery Safety

Oct 11, 2017
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Baby boomers and Hepatitis C. Find out about a new treatment for the disease and how common is it among people born between 1945 and 1965. Also a new initiative aims to save lives in the event of a mass shooting.

The Debate Over Gun Policy After Las Vegas

Oct 4, 2017
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After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, guns are back in the news. We look at the six pending gun bills in the Ohio General Assembly and explore federal and state laws. 

Mass Shootings

Dec 9, 2015

The United States accounts for less than five percent of the world’s population, but 31% of mass shootings between 1966 and 2012 have taken place in America. Although President Obama called for more gun restrictions after the recent shooting in San Bernardino, it can be difficult to keep the real threat of such attacks in perspective. Nowhere else in the world, except in war zones, is there a pattern of mass shootings that we see in the U.S.