Master of Arts (MA)
Religion & Culture / Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
This thesis examines the portrayal of male and female victims of violence in the headlines of seven Canadian daily newspapers between 1989 and 1992. Headlines were gathered from The Canadian Newspaper Index. Women's and men's victimization was found to receive different types and amounts of coverage. This coverage is inconsistent with known rates of violence against women and men, and I suggest three reasons for the disparities. I conclude by considering the possible consequences such coverage has for public perceptions and public policy.
Boyce, James William, "Manufacturing concern: Worthy and unworthy victims. Headline coverage of male and female victims of violence in Canadian daily newspapers, 1989 to 1992" (1994). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 122.