If It Bleeds It Leads: How the American Media Perpetuates and Profits from Mass Shootings

Posted on September 3, 2019 6:09 pm

While video games and “toxic masculinity” are often blamed for the rise in mass shootings, studies show the real cause is the media’s sensationalized reports of mass shooters and their reason for killing. This guide discusses the “Werther Effect” and how it’s causing a stream of copycat killers.