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Reporting on gun violence and gun control (cont.)

By Christopher B. Daly

This is a huge, sprawling topic that is also something of a moving target. So, here are some more sources for journalists to consult. If you are involved in covering these issues and you come across other helpful sites, please leave a comment below, or email me and I will update.

More from the Journalist’s Resource project at Harvard:

*On gun policies: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/effectiveness-policies-programs-reduce-firearm-violence-meta-analysis

*Global look at gun-homicide connection: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/reassessing-association-gun-availability-homicide-rates-cross-national-level

*On violent video games: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/internet/value-violent-video-games-research-roundup

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What do historians make of the whole issue? That is a big, complicated tale. The subject has been almost as controversial among historians as it has been among politicians.

Here’s an intro to a recent controversy in the scholarship over gun ownership.

And here’s the major critic, Clayton Cramer. (But beware of link rot!)

Here is the report by Emory University on its own professor’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reporting on gun violence and gun control (cont.)

 

By Christopher B. Daly 

 

In the wake of the massacre at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn., here are some more resources for reporters, editors, and users of news sites.

 

–The Journalist’s Resource at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center has added a new post with many new links.

 

–Before anyone needlessly piles onto people with Asperger’s Syndrome, here is the website of the Asperger’s Assn of New England, which has lots of resources for learning about the condition. The AANE has also issued a statement specifically addressing the Newtown case.

 

 

–Here are some links to research done by researchers at the Berkman Center on meanness and cruelty (in case those issues are relevant here, and they may not be; I am trying to cast a wide net).

 

–Here is the homepage of the NRA. (Yes, it looks like the opening of the Colbert Report, but that’s Colbert’s point, isn’t it?)

 

–Here is the homepage for a leading gun-control organization, the Brady Campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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