Homelessness coverage, social reality, and media ownership: Comparing a national newspaper with two regional newspapers in Canada

  title={Homelessness coverage, social reality, and media ownership: Comparing a national newspaper with two regional newspapers in Canada},
  author={Yuping Mao and Magdalena S. Richter and Katharina Kovacsburns and Jean Chaw-Kant},
  journal={Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism},
The media plays an important role in the discourse of homelessness. The purpose of this study was to compare how two Alberta newspapers (Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal) and one national newspaper(the Globe and Mail) covered homeless issues in terms of population, main themes, article type, monthly differences, and critical time periods. Through purposive sampling technique, 449 articles from 1987 to 2007 were selected for analysis, including 128 news articles from the Edmonton Journal, 152… 

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