Children and Violence
In this edition, we examine ways in which we report on children and violence. We travel to the sites of the five recent and highly publicized school shootings, then journey into the private realm of family violence, as seen through the eyes of children who witness it. From there, we move into courtrooms and juvenile detention centers, and also get a glimpse of adolescent girls’ increasing involvement with crime. Then, we take a look at how customary methods of coverage shape public perception and policymaking in the arena of child and juvenile crime. Finally, editors at Chicago’s two newspapers take us inside their decision-making when it comes to coverage of children and violence.Download PDF
Children and Violence: The Witness. The Victim. The Accused
School Shootings: National and Local Perspectives
When Children Witness Violence: What Happens Next?
Juveniles and Crime: The Courts. The Lock-up. And Girls.
Media and Juvenile Violence: The Connecting Threads.
City Coverage of Juvenile Crime: THe View from Chicago
Truth and Reconciliation: Reporting the Horrors of Apartheid
Letters to the Editor
- Bill Kovach
- Melissa Ludtke
- Assistant Editor
- Lois Fiore
- Editorial Assistant
- Adam Reilly
- Technology Editor
- Lewis Clapp
- Design Editor
- Deborah Smiley
- Business Manager
- Susan Goldstein
- Cover Story
- Taken at the Wayne County Juvenile Justice Center in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Pauline Lubens/The Detroit Free Press.