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The Year in Crime Coverage 2010-2011

February 14, 2011 02:42:48 pm

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The sputtering economy affected both criminal justice and news coverage of it in 2010. Most dramatically, many criminal justice agencies, from police departments to prisons, were forced to cut back on their staffing and services. For their part, the news media continued to readjust, including the use of smaller staffs in many mainstream publications whose cutbacks had as much to do with competition on the Internet as with general economic conditions.

Criminal Justice Journalists (CJJ), a national organization of journalists who cover this beat, puts together an annual report on media's coverage of crime trends. The report discusses the large stories and trends of the year as well as the media's coverage of the issues. Additionally, CJJ conducts a round-table conference call with some of the country's most well respected criminologists to discuss issues of crime coverage in the media.

Read the report and conference call transcript here.

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