Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

Richard McCorkle

Number of Pages

84

Abstract

This thesis explores the nature and extent of the print media's coverage of jury trials. A content analysis was conducted on the Los Angeles Times from 1973 to 1995, examining both overall trends in jury coverage and the extent and nature of that coverage before and after several high-profile jury trials. The findings of the content analysis validated the belief that the print media, by and large, provides to the public what the public is most interested in reading about. That interest, is unpredictable at best. It fluctuates from criminal trials of celebrities, to the sexual past of the President of the United States, and just about any other subject in between.

Keywords

Coverage; Jury; Media Trials

Controlled Subject

Law; Mass media; Journalism

File Format

pdf

File Size

2129.92 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/7zpf-hyvq


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