The Power of the Media: How the Press Covers Violence Against Women


Homicides involving female victims received more media coverage in cases where the perpetrator had fled after killing their partner, according to “The Power of the Media: How the press covers violence against women.”

The study discusses media coverage of domestic violence against women in Massachusetts. The studies, which came about after formation of Public Health Advisory in 2008, showed an uneven number of news coverage in regards the number of female homicides related to domestic violence.

Read the study here.

Access the power point presentation here.

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