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    Bullying in the Media

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    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of bullying in the media. It takes the form of detailed Power Point presentation notes. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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    problematic. In reality, media coverage is a bilateral relationship; the issues being covered by a zealous media are impacted and altered by that coverage as well, especially when the media,  in an effort to be sensationalistic, uses logical fallacies and pseudoscience to distort the truth. This presentation will explore the reality of bullying in the 21st century, and whether or  not the media has properly represented it. Overview I To begin this presentation, Ill present a broad overview of the bullying phenomenon. Well take a look at  the background of how bullying first came to the attention of the media and became a national trend when its something that has been going on for centuries. As youll  see, a number of high-profile cases are responsible for igniting the trend, and many now question whether its truly as widespread as the media claim. Overview II  Moving on, well then look at several examples of media coverage on the topic of bullying. This includes a widely cited survey on the prevalence of bullying that utilizes a  pseudoscientific methodology, claims about the coverage of bullying that commit logical fallacies, basic errors of facts, and so on. The claims made by the media will be checked against actual  scientific publications. This will highlight the extent to which bullying has become a sensationalistic topic in the media, and to which the media may have misrepresented it. Background  Information To begin with, bullying first came to prominent attention in the national media around 2010, as the result of several high profile cases. For instance, in 2010, a  Massachusetts student named Phoebe Prince committed suicide after being bullied, and was closely followed by Tyler Clementi, a student at Rutgers who committed suicide after being bullied about his homosexuality 

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