Toxic Coverage: The National Media Imaginary on Gendered Gun Violence
January 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
My former PhD advisor Carol Stabile organized the following panel submission to the 2013 American Studies Association meeting; I am crossing my fingers VERY VIGOROUSLY, because this panel kicks ass.
That’s the title of the panel I just submitted for the American Studies Association conference next fall in DC. It’s an incredible line-up: Carrie Rentschler, whose book on victims’ rights and the news media in the US is amazing (she’s working on a new book on the murder of Kitty Genovese); Laurie Essig, who was fired from Forbes because she raised the specter of masculinity and violence in writing about Newtown; and Whitney Phillips, who has a soon-to-be-forthcoming book on trolls, and is writing about how the mainstream media dumped blame on social media for effing up facts (as if FOX can’t do that on its own).
Oh, and yours truly — I’m writing about the suicide spike in news coverage, blaze-of-glory-masculinity, and the need to regulate this kind of crime reporting.
Should be a really provocative session, if it gets accepted!