Newspaper Coverage of Death Sentences in Ohio: A Comparison of Cities

Marian R. Williams, Bowling Green State University
Jefferson E. Holcomb, Bowling Green State University

Media coverage of issues involving the death penalty typically focus on executions; however, there is a walth of information that can be gathered by analyzing coverage of the implementation of death sentences. This study focused on newspaper coverage of death sentences in Ohio and variables that were associated with the reporting of a story. In addition, this study compared the coverage between two of the largest newspapers in the state to gauge whether variables associated with coverage were consistent across newspaper outlets.

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Updated 05/20/2006