Some violence is better than others

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceProfessional

Abstract

[Extract] A woman, named Tracy Connolly, was killed in St Kilda in July. The next day, The Age proclaimed, "St Kilda prostitute murdered." And in the Sydney Morning Herald the headline for Tracy's murder read: "Appeal for witnesses over murdered St Kilda prostitute". Many commentators have pointed out the contrast between how Tracy's death was handled by the media, compared to the coverage of the rape and murder of ABC journalist, Jill Meagher. While Tracy was nameless in news reports for some time and her job described using the value laden and anonymous term "prostitute", headlines about Jill's disappearance and brutal murder told a different story. For example, the ABC reported, "Homicide squad investigating missing ABC worker's disappearance." One Herald Sun headline was, "Handbag found in hunt for missing ABC radio employee Jill Meagher." Identifying Jill as an ABC employee had given her an identity that was missing with use of the generic "prostitute".
Original languageEnglish
JournalRight Now: Human Rights in Australia
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Prostitutes
Headlines
Murder
Disappearance
Herald
Employees
Rape
Sun
Witness
Commentators
Journalists
Handbag
News Report
Workers
Homicide

Cite this

@article{a98445ed1d2348a6b99bb1a63ecfbf91,
title = "Some violence is better than others",
abstract = "[Extract] A woman, named Tracy Connolly, was killed in St Kilda in July. The next day, The Age proclaimed, {"}St Kilda prostitute murdered.{"} And in the Sydney Morning Herald the headline for Tracy's murder read: {"}Appeal for witnesses over murdered St Kilda prostitute{"}. Many commentators have pointed out the contrast between how Tracy's death was handled by the media, compared to the coverage of the rape and murder of ABC journalist, Jill Meagher. While Tracy was nameless in news reports for some time and her job described using the value laden and anonymous term {"}prostitute{"}, headlines about Jill's disappearance and brutal murder told a different story. For example, the ABC reported, {"}Homicide squad investigating missing ABC worker's disappearance.{"} One Herald Sun headline was, {"}Handbag found in hunt for missing ABC radio employee Jill Meagher.{"} Identifying Jill as an ABC employee had given her an identity that was missing with use of the generic {"}prostitute{"}.",
author = "Kathrine Galloway",
year = "2013",
month = "9",
day = "13",
language = "English",
journal = "Right Now: Human Rights in Australia",

}

Some violence is better than others. / Galloway, Kathrine.

In: Right Now: Human Rights in Australia, 13.09.2013.

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceProfessional

TY - JOUR

T1 - Some violence is better than others

AU - Galloway, Kathrine

PY - 2013/9/13

Y1 - 2013/9/13

N2 - [Extract] A woman, named Tracy Connolly, was killed in St Kilda in July. The next day, The Age proclaimed, "St Kilda prostitute murdered." And in the Sydney Morning Herald the headline for Tracy's murder read: "Appeal for witnesses over murdered St Kilda prostitute". Many commentators have pointed out the contrast between how Tracy's death was handled by the media, compared to the coverage of the rape and murder of ABC journalist, Jill Meagher. While Tracy was nameless in news reports for some time and her job described using the value laden and anonymous term "prostitute", headlines about Jill's disappearance and brutal murder told a different story. For example, the ABC reported, "Homicide squad investigating missing ABC worker's disappearance." One Herald Sun headline was, "Handbag found in hunt for missing ABC radio employee Jill Meagher." Identifying Jill as an ABC employee had given her an identity that was missing with use of the generic "prostitute".

AB - [Extract] A woman, named Tracy Connolly, was killed in St Kilda in July. The next day, The Age proclaimed, "St Kilda prostitute murdered." And in the Sydney Morning Herald the headline for Tracy's murder read: "Appeal for witnesses over murdered St Kilda prostitute". Many commentators have pointed out the contrast between how Tracy's death was handled by the media, compared to the coverage of the rape and murder of ABC journalist, Jill Meagher. While Tracy was nameless in news reports for some time and her job described using the value laden and anonymous term "prostitute", headlines about Jill's disappearance and brutal murder told a different story. For example, the ABC reported, "Homicide squad investigating missing ABC worker's disappearance." One Herald Sun headline was, "Handbag found in hunt for missing ABC radio employee Jill Meagher." Identifying Jill as an ABC employee had given her an identity that was missing with use of the generic "prostitute".

M3 - Online Resource

JO - Right Now: Human Rights in Australia

JF - Right Now: Human Rights in Australia

ER -