By Martha Troian
In “'Newsworthy' Victims? Exploring differences in Canadian local press coverage of missing/murdered Aboriginal and White women,” Carleton University PhD candidate Kristen Gilchrist reveals what is evidently a sharp contrast in the amount and content of press coverage between these two groups.
Gilchrist examines news coverage of six cases of women who went missing or were murdered throughout 2003-2005; three were of Aboriginal descent from Saskatchewan, and three missing/murdered non-Aboriginal women from Ontario.
Gilchrist’s findings revealed the following:
Gilchrist also found that articles concerning missing/murdered Aboriginal women were often hidden and placed in so-called ‘soft news’ sections of papers.
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