Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Keith R Kenney
Brooke W McKeever
This thesis presents a longitudinal content analysis study of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the United States national news media from 2002 through 2012. It finds that the U.S. national news media have shifted their focus from individual level causes to societal level causes for CSA. This shift has implications for changes in institutional policies and child protection laws throughout the country.
Weatherred, J. L.(2013). Child Sexual Abuse In the Media: Is Institutional Failure to Blame?. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2459