domestic violence, intimate partner violence, content analysis, media coverage, victim blame, femicide
The current study conducted a content analysis of newspaper articles in a Florida newspaper, the Orlando Sentinel. The study spanned across a five-year time period from 2004-2009, featuring 198 articles on domestic violence homicide. The current study is a replication of previous research conducted using the same newspaper during 1995-2000. Victim blame, tone, and descriptions of the perpetrator and victim were among several items of interest. Findings reveal a slight increase in victim blaming statements and a larger increase in positive portrayals of the victims of domestic violence homicide.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Maddox, Ashley, "When Love Turns Lethal: A Content Analysis Of Intimate Partner Violence In Print Media" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4391.