Media justice: Madeleine McCann, intermediatization and ‘trial by media’ in the British press

  title={Media justice: Madeleine McCann, intermediatization and ‘trial by media’ in the British press},
  author={Chris Greer and Eugene Mclaughlin},
  journal={Theoretical Criminology},
  pages={395 - 416}
Three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared on 3 May 2007 from a holiday apartment in Portugal. Over five years and multiple investigations that failed to solve this abducted child case, Madeleine and her parents were subject to a process of relentless ‘intermediatization’. Across 24–7 news coverage, websites, documentaries, films, YouTube videos, books, magazines, music and artworks, Madeleine was a mediagenic image of innocence and a lucrative story. In contrast to Madeleine’s media… 

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