Crime story in the Macedonian Printed Daily Newspapers

Stefanovska, Vesna (2016) Crime story in the Macedonian Printed Daily Newspapers. International Journal of criminology and sociology, Global science journal, 5. pp. 14-24.

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The paper examines the media coverage of crime in the Macedonian printed newspapers and the way in
which certain circumstances related to the offender, the victim and the crime are depicted. The content analysis is based
on quantitative and qualitative data collected from the media articles within three-month period by using written coding
The main findings indicate that there are different approaches to and prioritization of criminal offenses worth publishing in
daily newspapers. The latter exhibit uneven representation of violent compared to property crimes, which means that the
former crimes compared to property felonies, although less frequent in occurrence, note higher representation in part of
the newspapers. In addition, differences according to the place of crimes commission are noticed between media in
Macedonian and Albanian. Albanian media tend to emphasize crime perpetrated in areas where majority population is of
Albanian origin compared to other major municipalities in the country. In this way, one gets the impression that these
areas are incomparably much more burdened with crime, which makes them less safe than other major municipalities.
The findings relate only to media texts published in the printed newspapers on the research topic and to the
classifications and definitions contained in criminal laws. Therefore, in-depth analysis on crime news depiction, not only
in printed media, but also in electronic media in general, and at the web portals, in particular is challenging for scholars.
This will bring new scientific insight into Macedonian criminological critical thoughts related to the role and meaning of
the media and their discourse in construction of crime and criminality.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Ms. Olivera Trajanova
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2017 08:45

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