“VICIOUS ASSAULT SHAKES TEXAS TOWN”

@article{Durham2013VICIOUSAS,
  title={“VICIOUS ASSAULT SHAKES TEXAS TOWN”},
  author={Meenakshi Gigi Durham},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={1 - 12}
}
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