Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
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.
Coverage; Jury; Media Trials
Law; Mass media; Journalism
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Smith, Gregory M, "The media's coverage of jury trials" (1998). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 873.