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Teenagers as victims in the press

Andersson, Gunvor LU and Lundström, Tommy (2007) In Children & Society 21(3). p.175-188
Abstract
Research into press reporting on young people has tended to concentrate on young people as offenders. In contrast, this article focuses on press coverage of teenagers as victims. Reports in two Swedish newspapers (a morning broadsheet and an evening tabloid) were studied over a period of four months and subjected to a qualitative analysis of discourse on teenagers as victims of various forms of violence and ill-treatment. It was found that danger and threats to the teenagers were seen as gendered, and as emanating from their own age group and from outside the home and family. The class background of the victims was not salient and child welfare issues were seldom mentioned.
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Children & Society
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21
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3
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175 - 188
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0951-0605
DOI
10.1111/j.1099-0860.2006.00040.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Research into press reporting on young people has tended to concentrate on young people as offenders. In contrast, this article focuses on press coverage of teenagers as victims. Reports in two Swedish newspapers (a morning broadsheet and an evening tabloid) were studied over a period of four months and subjected to a qualitative analysis of discourse on teenagers as victims of various forms of violence and ill-treatment. It was found that danger and threats to the teenagers were seen as gendered, and as emanating from their own age group and from outside the home and family. The class background of the victims was not salient and child welfare issues were seldom mentioned.},
  author       = {Andersson, Gunvor and Lundström, Tommy},
  issn         = {0951-0605},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {175--188},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Children & Society},
  title        = {Teenagers as victims in the press},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1099-0860.2006.00040.x},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2007},
}