Baltimore sun, Homicide -- Maryland -- Baltimore, Homicide -- Press coverage -- Maryland -- Baltimore, Reporters and reporting -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Baltimore is notorious for its recent and storied history of crime. The current study examines the treatment of homicide victims in Baltimore newspapers. In 2010, 222 homicides occurred in Baltimore, according to the city‟s homicide map. One hundred and sixty-five were discussed in The Baltimore Sun, the city‟s most-circulated paper. Based on the inclusion or exclusion of particular cases and the manner in which cases were discussed, conclusions can be drawn about the media‟s perception of a case‟s newsworthiness. Specifically, cases with particular details that varied significantly from a “normal” homicide were found to be most newsworthy, determined in part by analyzing the frequency of reporting, placement of coverage within the newspaper, and word count allocated to the discussion of crime.
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Schildkraut, Jaclyn V., "Homicide In The Headlines An Analysis Of The Newspaper Reporting Of Baltimore Homicides Of 2010" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1962.