Race prominent feature in coverage of Trayvon Martin Journal Article uri icon



  • This textual analysis examines news framing of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. After studying coverage from The Sanford Herald, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Denver Post, the authors conclude national media perpetuated racial stereotypes, thus heightening the issue of race and making the case more emotional than factual. Readers outside of Sanford had few details about the physical altercation, the heart of Zimmerman’s self-defense claim.

publication date

  • June 1, 2016

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • November 29, 2016 8:43 AM

Full Author List

  • Willis E; Painter C

author count

  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-5329

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2376-4791

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 180

end page

  • 195


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