Rethinking Rape Coverage
McBride, Kelly, The Quill
Should anonymity be absolute?
Thursday evening, Aug. 1, news editors across the country faced the same question: Name the girls or don't name the girls?
The girls were two teenagers from Lancaster, Calif. They had been abducted earlier that day. One was 16, one was 17. Both had been parked with their boyfriends at a remote "lovers lane" when they were stolen away by a man with a gun.
The girls' pictures and their plight were the drama of the day on television. Americans held vigil with the families - worrying, waiting, wondering how these girls would survive, if they could survive. The story was scripted for TV, particularly for the 24-hour news channels. …
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Publication information: Article title: Rethinking Rape Coverage. Contributors: McBride, Kelly - Author. Magazine title: The Quill. Volume: 90. Issue: 8 Publication date: October/November 2002. Page number: 8+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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