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An Exploratory Study on the Amount and Type of Media Coverage of Serial Killer Victims

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In an era when violent crime is sensationalized by the mass media, it stands to reason that most of America has gained a familiarity with what is defined as a 'serial killer.' This project explores the amount and type of coverage given by the popular press to the victims of serial killers, especially as related to demographic characteristics of the victims. Results suggest that female, youthful victims received more sympathetic coverage from the media than others. Additionally, students, sex workers, and the poor also initially get sympathetic coverage. Yet, media coverage is a function of how much the media knows about the serial killer. Initial coverage, when victims are not linked to a serial killer is more factual in nature, but once they are identifies as a serial killer victim, the coverage becomes more sympathetic. Finally, once the serial killer is known, victims are relegated to filler and as not very newsworthy.
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Nannini, Janelle., Sommerlad-Rogers, Deirdre. and Bradley, Christopher. "An Exploratory Study on the Amount and Type of Media Coverage of Serial Killer Victims" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, St. Louis Adam's Mark, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov 12, 2008 <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p269751_index.html>

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Nannini, J. M., Sommerlad-Rogers, D. and Bradley, C. , 2008-11-12 "An Exploratory Study on the Amount and Type of Media Coverage of Serial Killer Victims" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, St. Louis Adam's Mark, St. Louis, Missouri <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p269751_index.html

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Abstract: In an era when violent crime is sensationalized by the mass media, it stands to reason that most of America has gained a familiarity with what is defined as a 'serial killer.' This project explores the amount and type of coverage given by the popular press to the victims of serial killers, especially as related to demographic characteristics of the victims. Results suggest that female, youthful victims received more sympathetic coverage from the media than others. Additionally, students, sex workers, and the poor also initially get sympathetic coverage. Yet, media coverage is a function of how much the media knows about the serial killer. Initial coverage, when victims are not linked to a serial killer is more factual in nature, but once they are identifies as a serial killer victim, the coverage becomes more sympathetic. Finally, once the serial killer is known, victims are relegated to filler and as not very newsworthy.


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