Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Newsworthiness of threshold events: Exploring significant changes in print media coverage of police
by Tyler, David H., M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2016, 66; 10143670
Abstract (Summary)

While some have speculated there has been an increase in the public scrutiny of police over the last few years, little is actually known about the magnitude and scope of changes. This thesis investigates changes in the frequency of front-page articles, and the frequency of all articles, in The New York Times since 2010. Guided by Beck and Tolnay's (1995) Racial Violence Model, seven events were identified as potential threshold events for changes in media reports about the police. Findings indicate policing stories became more common after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, while the remaining threshold events had no significant impact. This research provides a context for future quantitative and qualitative studies regarding media attention on police following specific events

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sample, Lisa
Commitee: Brennan, Pauline, Lipschultz, Jeremy
School: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Department: Criminal Justice
School Location: United States -- Nebraska
Source: MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Journalism, Criminology, Mass communications
Keywords: Brown, Michael, Media, Police, Time-series
Publication Number: 10143670
ISBN: 978-1-339-98881-8
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