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Why Attention Must Not Be Paid: The Consequences of Obsessive Media Coverage of Criminal Suspects

(6) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 1:22 PM

Since the shootings in Aurora, Colo., news coverage has hovered around James E. Holmes, who allegedly killed 12 individuals and injured 58 others when he opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora. The extent of this media coverage, the sheer prominence of Holmes' image, has garnered significant criticism. When...

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McVeigh's Execution, 11 Years Later

(10) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 7:14 PM

June 11, 2001 -- The day that an unprecedented 242 individuals watched Timothy McVeigh die by lethal injection. Ten viewed the execution live in Terre Haute, Indiana, and 232 viewed by remote closed-circuit broadcast in Oklahoma City.

That year, I was a graduate student, hungry for that engrossing yet...

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No Medium, No Message, No Closure?

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 5:51 PM

We now have the latest "final word" on whether photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse will ever be released to the public: a resounding no. So ruled U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Defense, et al., upholding the CIA's decision to withhold...

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