Press coverage of civil disorders: A case study of Winston-Salem, 1967

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A variety of voluntary codes and guidelines-some devised by the police, some by city administrations, most by the media themselves-now govern the reporting of riots in many American cities. Designed to curb flamboyant or sensational accounts that might exacerbate racial tensions, these guidelines may also have unanticipated and less desirable consequences. The following case study analyzes the implications of one newspaper's coverage of one such disorder. © 1969 by Columbia University Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paletz, DL; Dunn, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1969

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 328 - 345

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-362X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/267717

Citation Source

  • Scopus