Assessing Cultivation Theory and Public Health Model for Crime Reporting

  title={Assessing Cultivation Theory and Public Health Model for Crime Reporting},
  author={B. H. Reber and Yuhmim Chang},
  journal={Newspaper Research Journal},
  pages={112 - 99}
  • B. H. Reber, Yuhmim Chang
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • Newspaper Research Journal
  • A survey of a Midwestern community supported a public health model of crime reporting and found respondents saying the media pay too much attention to crime. Respondents provided modest support for cultivation theory, with no differences found for effects of newspapers and television. Violence is popular in America. It is ubiquitous. It leads to boffo box office. It is a popular topic in political campaigns. It is a cheap and easy way to sell newspapers or bump up ratings. This paper seeks to… CONTINUE READING
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