Scene of the Crime: The Study and Practice of Local Television Crime Coverage from the mid-1990s to the PresentRichard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Presentations
Original Presentation Date2004
Date of SubmissionJuly 2014
AbstractThis study examines the quantity and quality of crime coverage on television and its perceived impact on public policy. It discusses various stations’ attempts to address the concern that there is “too much crime on local TV newscasts.” The paper explores three techniques that can make such coverage more relevant to viewers: adoption of crime coverage guidelines, use of interactive crime Web sites and, most notably, the coverage of crime from a public health perspective.
Is Part OfVCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Faculty Presentations
Citation InformationDebora Wenger and Jeff C. South. "Scene of the Crime: The Study and Practice of Local Television Crime Coverage from the mid-1990s to the Present" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeff_south/2/