n Media Tenor SA Research Journal - Crime makes the news go 'round : crime covergage in International Media : January 2002 - May 2003




Extracted from text ... In author and director Michael Moore's award winning documentary "Bowling for Colombine, " mass media make themselves party to the high incidence of violence in US society, through fuelling (already inherent) mistrust and fear. There might just be a kernel of truth to Moore's assumption. Even though according to a recent poll, US citizens do not consider the issue of crime of major relevance to their everyday lives, US television begs to differ. At 14% (of 29 213 reports), about 4% higher a share than in South African bulletins, US television news leads, in its crime coverage, among its international ..


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