WKU Psychology Professor Calls for Media Restraint

Dec 21, 2012

Dr. Bill Pfohl

The widespread media coverage that accompanied last week's Connecticut school shooting can have an impact on people across the country, according  to WKU Psychology Professor, Dr. Bill Pfohl.  He says many people underestimate the impact extended media coverage of a tragedy can have.

Pfohl leads the National Emergency Assistance Team of the National Association of School Psychologists. He recommends that parents limit the amount of TV coverage youngsters watch of such events. The WKU Psychology Professor also says the media shouldn't have interviewed children who had witnessed tragic events in their school.