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Market forces determine media coverage of death penalty decisions by state high courts

Vining Jr, Richard L., Wilhelm, Teena and Collens, Jack D. (2015) Market forces determine media coverage of death penalty decisions by state high courts. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Feb 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What determines how death penalty cases are covered by the media? In new research, Richard L. Vining, Jr., Teena Wilhelm and Jack D. Collens argue that the press does not treat all cases equally, and that they are more likely to report on cases that will have broad appeal and increase their sales and profits. They find that a newspaper is nearly 60 percent more likely to cover a death penalty case decision if the offender is a woman and about 30 percent more likely if the sentence or conviction is overridden.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 17:05
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 00:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61183

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