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The Boston Game and the ISIS Match: Terrorism, Media, and Sport

Topics: Commercial Facilities & Mass Gatherings, Communications, Emergency Management, Terrorism,

This paper, published in American Behavioral Scientist, looks at the intersection of terrorism and sporting events, specifically the Boston Marathon Bombing and ISIS. It discusses how, especially with the rise of social media, such attacks on significant cultural events and places of gathering allow the most bang for the buck with terrorist attacks. The paper goes into how media impacts and shapes terror attacks, which have adapted to make use of these new mediums and their global audience, such as at sporting events.

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