Tag: framing

The factoring of race into Stand Your Ground legislation

BY EVETTE DIONNE / Several prominent Stand Your Ground cases in Florida are raising questions about how the American media are covering race and intimate-partner violence. Michael Giles, a former Air Force member, who is black, shot and wounded three patrons outside a nightclub on Feb 6, 2010. Marissa Alexander, 34, a black mother of

Murder less foul: The Duncan shooting in the New York Times

BY GEORGE SALAMON / How would the paper of record treat the Aug. 16 shooting of the Australian college baseball player by three teenagers in Duncan, Oklahoma? As of Aug. 22, it hasn’t touched the story. Unless you count a seven-line item from the Associated Press it ran Aug. 20, under the