The author wishes to thank Cassandra Amesley and Mary Ellen Brown for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this article, and Dick Bathrick and Gus Kaufman for their valuable insights about news coverage of Wanda Walters's murder.
News of Battering
Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2006
Journal of Communication
Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 47–63, June 1994
How to Cite
Meyers, M. (1994), News of Battering. Journal of Communication, 44: 47–63. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.1994.tb00676.x
- Issue online: 7 FEB 2006
- Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2006
This textual analysis of the newspaper coverage of the murder of a battered woman by her husband shows how myths and stereotypes combine to blame the victim for her own death. It also demonstrates the interconnection of gender, race, and class in the representation of violence against women.