Every Day When I Go to Work, I Wonder If it Will Be the Day I Die”: Sensemaking Mass Media and School Shootings”

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Every Day When I Go to Work, I Wonder If it Will Be the Day I Die”: Sensemaking Mass Media and School Shootings”

Category: Mass Shootings, Youth|Journal: Studies in Media and Communications (full text)|Author: A May, V McDermott|Year: 2021

Originality/value: This study provides insights into how educators use mass media to sensemake school shootings as both content producer and consumer. Findings indicate that through the identification of patterns within educators’ sensemaking processes, educational institutions can develop better systems for processing the effect of gun violence on the teaching experience and within the classroom.

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