violence

The web has a violent news problem

Aug 21, 2014
Social media algorithms can push violent content, whether you 'like' it or not.
Posted In: James Foley, algorithms, Twitter policy, takedown notice, YouTube, violence, Internet
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By the numbers: What violence costs the planet

Jun 19, 2014
A think tank did some calculations.
Posted In: peace index, violence, think tanks, war

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.
Posted In: Chicago, violence, public housing

A gaming "ceasefire" for Newtown

Dec 21, 2012
A man asks fellow gamers to lay down their digital weapons in the wake of Newtown, and a new report from Pew's Excellence in Journalism project looks at why reaction to this shooting was different.
Posted In: Newtown, violence, gaming, video games

Switching up the violent video game trend

Aug 7, 2012
Each time there's a mass shooting in the real world, people ponder again the link between violent media and violent actions. The link isn't clear in recent cases -- and it's not proven as a general matter. But is there any harm in investigating alternatives?
Posted In: video games, violence

Violence shakes Anaheim -- and its image

Jul 27, 2012
Police shooting, protests highlight poverty in Disneyland's hometown.
Posted In: Anaheim, disney, violence

Reflecting on the tragedy at 'Dark Knight Rises'

Jul 20, 2012
Commentator and culture journalist Alyssa Rosenberg on the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that occurred last night at a screening of the popular Batman movie.
Posted In: movies, violence, cultural, tragedy, The Dark Knight Rises

MID-DAY UPDATE: Violence escalates in Libya, concerns mount over rising oil prices

Feb 25, 2011
Violent protests continue today in Libya. After reports of mass killings of anti-government protesters, the United Nations top human rights office...
Posted In: bailout, BP, CBS, deep water drilling, Gaddafi, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf oil spill, Ireland, Libya, mid-day update, middle east, NATO, North Africa, Oil, protests, television, United Nations, violence

Postcard from Monterrey, Mexico

Feb 2, 2011
This restaurant in Monterrey, Mexico, specializes in BBQ goat and fresh blood soup. Monterrey -- Mexico's third largest city -- looks a lot like...
Posted In: drugs, Mexico, violence