The Contagion of Mass Shootings: The Interdependence of Large-Scale Massacres and Mass Media Coverage


The objective of this analysis was to incorporate measures of media coverage in models of the general contagion of mass public shootings. The analysis also explores how--although there does not appear to be short-term contagion linked to newspaper and television coverage of mass shootings--a different form of contagion associated with the social climate of fear may be much more pervasive and powerful.

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