TV gun violence in popular prime-time broadcast dramas has increased steadily over almost two decades, paralleling trends in U.S. homicide deaths attributable to firearms, APPC research found.
In the American Journal of Public Health, APPC Research Director Dan Romer compares public health strategies for reducing tobacco use in the U.S. with those in Brazil.
The holiday season usually has the lowest suicide rates, but news accounts persist in supporting the holiday-suicide myth. While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased risk factors associated with suicide, media should be careful not to make unfounded claims about suicide trends.
APPC stands by its reanalysis showing no clear effect on adolescent suicide from the first season of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why."