From http://www.preventioninstitute.org Reporters can do better: Media coverage of Sandusky trial amplifies shame/silence of sexual abuse Read the original article on the Huffington Post. This article was co-authored with Pamela Mejia. Mejia is a Research Associate at the Berkeley Media Studies Group, where she analyzes how the media talks about public health and social issues.
It seems that I can’t turn on a news program lately without hearing discussions about the Penn State University child sexual abuse scandal. Nor does it seem that I can browse the pages of this newspaper without finding several stories weekly about child pornography and pedophiles. It feels very much like we have reached