Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others?

  title={Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others?},
  author={Erin M. Kearns and Allison E. Betus and Anthony F. Lemieux},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  pages={1022 - 985}
Abstract Terrorist attacks often dominate news coverage as reporters seek to provide the public with information. Yet, not all incidents receive equal attention. Why do some terrorist attacks receive more media coverage than others? We argue that perpetrator religion is the largest predictor of news coverage, while target type, being arrested, and fatalities will also impact coverage. We examined news coverage from LexisNexis Academic and CNN.com for all terrorist attacks in the United States… 
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