Umpqua Community College: The Case of the Socially Constructed School ShootingShow full item record
|Title||Umpqua Community College: The Case of the Socially Constructed School Shooting|
|Abstract||This thesis is an interdisciplinary analysis of the mass shooting on October 1, 2015 at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Oregon. I examine this event and the surrounding media coverage on a macro-level scale and through a critical media, social constructionist lens. Through an interdisciplinary review of theory and research, I explore the mass media?s role in establishing cultural scripts and frameworks surrounding school shootings, placing a particular emphasis on the enduring influence of the media coverage of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. I then apply these theories and concepts to the UCC shooting to exemplify the direct and indirect consequences of the media?s narrative control. Finally, I suggest future directions for research, analysis, and social change.|
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