Elisa Giomi

Tag femicide. Lethal violence against women in 2013 Italian press: quantitative and qualitative analysis

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Keywords: Italy; Femicide; Press Coverage; Quantitative Analysis; Qualitative Analysis.

This paper illustrates the results of a research on Italian mainstream press coverage of femicides occurred in 2013. The research, designed in ways that allow comparisons with other sectorial studies on Italian as well as on foreign news media, draws on quantitative and qualitative analysis. The first one aims to provide an overall picture and examines the online versions of 17 newspapers (1.896 items covering 124 solved cases); qualitative analysis focuses on the 10 most covered cases of intimate partner femicide (95 items). Along with confirming the empirical evidences produced by previous studies, this work also highlights new elements in press coverage of femicide.

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