The J Word 2.4: Covering Cops, Crime, and Terrorism
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In this episode, Mohamad Elmasry from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar talks with us about his coauthored piece from Journalism Practice that examines news speculation about suspects in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting and the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando, Florida, in 2016.  And from the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden, Maria Nilsson focuses on coverage from a 2017 terrorist attack in that country to ask what is journalistically appropriate, necessary, and desirable in terms of how we see terrorism in the news. Together, we discuss issues of news speculation and the scene-setting of terrorism and crime that comes from news and influences society.

Texts Discussed in this Episode: 

Elmasry, M. H., & el-Nawawy, M. (2020). Can a non-Muslim Mass Shooter be a “Terrorist”?: A Comparative Content Analysis of the Las Vegas and Orlando Shootings. Journalism Practice14(7), 863-879.

Nilsson, M. (2020). An ethics of (not) showing: citizen witnessing, journalism and visualizations of a terror attack. Journalism Practice14(3), 259-276.

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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