Barnett publishes essay in international journal

Brett Barnett, Slippery Rock University associate professor of communication, has published his essay, "'Lone Wolf' Extremists and the US News Media," published in the international journal Ethical Space, a quarterly publication of the UK-based Institute of Communication Ethics.

The essay examines attempts by violent and non-violent extremists to exploit the news media as a means of garnering publicity for their causes and lessons learned regarding the power of news media "content to motivate lone wolves to perpetrate acts of violent extremism."