Chapter 14: Violence. Does media violence promote real violence among youth? Who should regulate violence in the media? The government, media companies, parents?
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Blair in Born Innocent
Ozzy Osborne’s “Mad Man” image
Each of the artists on the left has faced accusations of causing injury to people through their art.
Pop Goes the Censor: Law, Political Economy, and the Suppression of Popular Music – A look at censorship and music.
Rock Music and Violence – Argues that music does effect people’s decisions to use violence, either against themselves or others.
Media Violence – This site argues that violence in the media does not have any conclusive effect upon young people.
McCollum v. CBS – Original text of the case brought against CBS Records.
Scenes from Gremlins, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Jurassic Park. These movies all had questionable ratings
How the Rating System Works – History and application of the rating system used by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Media Violence is Abating - This article discusses violent content directed towards teen and inaccuracy of ratings.
Statement Issued by Director's Guild of America - DGA Task Force issues a statement about the FTC's report on the marketing of violence to children.
Merchandizing Mayhem – Sen. Lieberman on CPMA study
Fans react to Jurrasic Park - Video clip: parents and children reaction to JP.
Clip Montage - Segments taken from Jurrasic Park
Much controversy exists over whether violence in the media has an effect on children. The Storyteller examines this possibility.
Facts – Empirical Definition
Original Comic Code from 1954- Comic Book Code authority.
PBS visual art discussion – positive look at the comic book code
"Good shall triumph"- another listing of the code and brief summary of current times. Also includes link to article on comic book violence
A Boogieman Walks Among Us- comic fan/writer discusses “value” of the code and it’s non-existence.