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Volume :47 Issue : 4 2019      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Coverage of local Crime in the Jordanian press during the Arab Spring (2011-2017) : A Comparative Analytical Study

Auther : Khalaf Al Tahat Haya AL Azzam

This study aimed at identifying the nature of the press coverage of the local crime situation, in the Jordanian daily press during the period from 2011 to 2017.  Content analysis method was used, through analyzing the content of the Jordanian newspapers published crime stories in Alrai, Alghad and Alsabeel, with (200 story) for each newspaper. The followings are the main findings of the study:1- Crimes against human beings placed as number one (48.5%), followed by crimes against money (16.3%), whereas the crimes against public safety were at the 3rd rank with a percentage of (15%). 2- The capital of Jordan (Amman)was at the 1stplace with a percentage (49.2%), then the Northern Region (25.8%), and the Central Region at the 3rd place (13%).3- Notifying and informing was the first goal of the main reason of publishing crime stories (84.8%), compared with the therapeutic preventive goal which came at the 2nd position (12.8%); while the goal of excitement and suspense came at the third rank (2.3%). 4-The study did not pay much attention to the amount of coverage to the local crime and the size of the coverage in total was small ( 426 stories, 71%) white the medium coverage came next( 25.8%), and finally the large size (3.2%).
Keywords: Crime, Jordanian Press, Content analysis, Arab Spring.

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