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Covering Canadian crime : what journalists should know and the public should question

Author: Chris Richardson; Romayne Smith Fullerton
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crime reporting, in one form or another, is as old as crime itself. Almost all young reporters have spent some time on this beat, and their work affects all of us. Covering Canadian Crime offers a deep and detailed look at perennial issues in crime reporting and how changes in technology, business practices, and professional ethics are affecting today's crime coverage."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Richardson; Romayne Smith Fullerton
ISBN: 9781442631014 1442631015 9781442629189 1442629185
OCLC Number: 963833406
Description: vii, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. The routines and realities of Canadian crime reporting. The traditional "pickup" or "death knock" story: its role, its value(s), and the impact of social media / Romayne Smith Fullerton and Maggie Jones Patterson ; Is coverage of the Mafia TUFF enough? / Cecil Rosner ; The inherent drama of courts: an interview with National Post columnist Christie Blatchford / Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton ; Sometimes the law is an ass: reflections on publishing the record of a juvenile / Kirk Lapointe ; Not naming names?: crime-coverage rituals in Canada, Sweden, and the Netherlands / Romayne Smith Fullerton and Maggie Jones Patterson ; "I sleep really well at night": The Globe and Mail's Timothy Appleby on covering thirty years of grief / Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton ; A case of prairie justice: the murderer, the jury, and the spirit of Durkheim / James S. McLean --
Part II. Court access and information technology. Courthouse culture / Linden MacIntyre ; The virtual courtroom: journalistic practice, social media, and information flow in Canada's courts / Susan Harada and Mary McGuire ; "Did she consent to this sex act with this accused?": the news media, sexual-assault myths, and the complainant's private records in court testimony / Barbara M. Freeman ; Fighting on the side of the angels: The Toronto Star's newsroom lawyer Bert Bruser on the changing challenges of the law in Canada / Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton ; The Bandidos murder trial: all a-Twitter about a Canadian first / Kate Dubinski ; Aiding and abetting: how police media-information units shape local news coverage / April Lindgren ; "Scoop was king": media competition, crime news, and masculinity / Mary Lynn Young. Part Three. Constructing criminals and crime news ; The people's servant: Vancouver Sun crime reporter Kim Bolan's breakthrough blogging / Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton ; "Everyone kept ganging up on Harper": political "gangs" and the language of criminal justice in Canadian journalism / Chris Richardson ; Guns, gangs, and the underclass revisited: an analysis of courtroom coverage from the Jordan Manners trials / William O'Grady, Patrick Parnaby, and Sabah Fatima ; Telling great stories: an interview with reporter-turned-thriller writer Rick Mofina / Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton ; Covering white "just-us": what did journalists "really" say about Ipperwash? / Romayne Smith Fullerton, Ginny Whitehouse, and Maggie Jones Patterson ; Debwewin: the search for the truth about Ipperwash / Peter Edwards ; Did need for speed kill?: "street-racing" legislation and the mediated reality of crime / Stephen L. Muzzatti ; Representing risk: criminality, violence, and mental illness in Canadian news-media reporting / Sarah Berry and Rob Whitley ; Rethinking young people, crime, and the media: turning transcendental illusion on its feet / Hans Skott-Myhre.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton.

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