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Violent Media Content: A Cross-Media, Longitundinal Analysis
Unformatted Document Text:  11 upward or downward in the amount of violent content in primetime television over time, although they did find a general upward trend in the amount of violence in films that aired on television. No such trends were found in fictional magazine stories or newspaper front pages. However, since long-term data examining trends in media content are rare, we phrase our longitudinal comparisons in the form of a research question. RQ1: Has the amount of violence in the media increased or decreased over time, or has it remained largely the same? Since violence typically occupies a consistent presence during primetime television (Gerbner, et al., 1994; National Television Violence Study, 1998), the potential relationship of primetime television violence with outside factors is minimal. Yet, Clark and Blankenburg (1972) found evidence that amount of violence in the newspaper was associated with crime statistics, though fiction-based media violence was not. Finally, though both Clark and Blankenburg (1972) and Hoerrner (1999) found that governmental action to address the issue of media violence did not consistently lead to diminished amounts of violence on television, we re-examine that issue here. We also extend this angle to include an analysis of whether the amount of news media attention to the issue of media violence correlates with actual amounts of media violence. Since the presence or strength of these associations is sometimes unclear based on past research, and because we examine not just television content but other types of media content here, research questions are employed to examine these potential relationships. RQ2: Will crime statistics be a significant predictor of amount of violence in media content?

Authors: Scharrer, Erica.
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upward or downward in the amount of violent content in primetime television over time,
although they did find a general upward trend in the amount of violence in films that
aired on television. No such trends were found in fictional magazine stories or newspaper
front pages. However, since long-term data examining trends in media content are rare,
we phrase our longitudinal comparisons in the form of a research question.
RQ1: Has the amount of violence in the media increased or decreased over time,
or has it remained largely the same?
Since violence typically occupies a consistent presence during primetime
television (Gerbner, et al., 1994; National Television Violence Study, 1998), the potential
relationship of primetime television violence with outside factors is minimal. Yet, Clark
and Blankenburg (1972) found evidence that amount of violence in the newspaper was
associated with crime statistics, though fiction-based media violence was not. Finally,
though both Clark and Blankenburg (1972) and Hoerrner (1999) found that governmental
action to address the issue of media violence did not consistently lead to diminished
amounts of violence on television, we re-examine that issue here. We also extend this
angle to include an analysis of whether the amount of news media attention to the issue of
media violence correlates with actual amounts of media violence. Since the presence or
strength of these associations is sometimes unclear based on past research, and because
we examine not just television content but other types of media content here, research
questions are employed to examine these potential relationships.
RQ2: Will crime statistics be a significant predictor of amount of violence in
media content?


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