This article gives a very thorough explanation of the negative impact of this type of journalism that undermines the real issue and focuses on the sensational aspects of a story (or the portions of stories other news outlets are reporting on).
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We are asking that The Chicago Tribune lead the charge for more responsible media coverage of domestic violence by following standards in the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) guide for journalists covering domestic violence. Domestic violence is not an angry outburst - it is a learned behavior. This learned behavior is further reinforced when abusers receive the…
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