Body-Count Journalism: The Presentation of Mass Murder in the News Media

@inproceedings{Duwe2000BodyCountJT,
  title={Body-Count Journalism: The Presentation of Mass Murder in the News Media},
  author={Grant Duwe},
  year={2000}
}
This study analyzes coverage by newspapers, network television news, and newsweekly magazines of mass killings that occurred between 1976 and 1996. The findings indicate that although virtually all of the mass murders were locally newsworthy, only a small minority were nationally newsworthy. The widely publicized mass killings were more likely to involve large numbers of fatal and wounded victims, stranger victims, public locations, assault weapons, workplace violence, interracial victim… CONTINUE READING

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