Youth violence is a public health problem. It behaves like an infectious disease.
Framing matters. Media scholars and journalists have long recognized that it is not only the story but how the story is framed that matters. Given the same set of facts, an incident of youth violence could be presented as an isolated act of an unstable individual, part of an unstoppable crime wave or one piece of a wider public health problem. READ THE FULL POST AT: dartcenter.org