Murder in Black: A Media Distortion Analysis of Homicides in Baltimore in 2010
Abbreviated Journal Title
Baltimore; homicide; media; newsworthy; race; CRIME STORY SALIENCE; NEWS; COVERAGE; NEWSPAPERS; RACE; Criminology & Penology
Crime stories, particularly homicide, are extremely prevalent in the media. The current study builds on previous literature by examining a nearly homogenous victim population (N = 223) to identify salient predictors of newsworthiness, particularly celebrated coverage, using The Baltimore Sun, the city's largest newspaper. Contrary to prior research, in this analysis, neither race nor gender were found to be consistent significant factors in receiving media coverage. Various factors, including females, older victims, White victims, and homicides by stabbings, asphyxiation, or other circumstances, were found to be indicators of several types of celebrated coverage.
"Murder in Black: A Media Distortion Analysis of Homicides in Baltimore in 2010" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3262.