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Risks and Challenges for the Watchdogs: Competition, Demonization, and Productive Examination

Crime Coverage

in Murder in our Midst: Comparing Crime Coverage Ethics in an Age of Globalized News

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190863531
eISBN:
9780190863579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863531.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Based on sound Enlightenment ideals, Watchdog journalists’ push to publish names of accused persons and details of crimes has merit: Citizens are seen as rational and considered capable of deciding ... More


What the Watchdogs Watch, Why, and Why Watching Matters

Crime Coverage

in Murder in our Midst: Comparing Crime Coverage Ethics in an Age of Globalized News

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190863531
eISBN:
9780190863579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863531.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Watchdog reporters’ crime coverage practices are contrasted with those of the Protector countries; while the latter largely trust their institutions and government officials, Watchdogs do not. Thus, ... More


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