For this project, we have collected data on public events (including protests) from multiple police agencies in Madison, Wisconsin, and searched local newspaper archives to determine which received news coverage. Current work focuses on determining whether protest affects media coverage of issues.
Code Book for Content Analysis of News Stories about Protests
Publications and Papers:
- “How Events Enter the Public Sphere: Conflict, Location, and Sponsorship in Local Newspaper Coverage of Public Events.” Oliver, Pamela E., and Daniel J. Myers. 1999. American Journal of Sociology105:38-87.
- “Political Processes and Local Newspaper Coverage of Protest Events: From Selection Bias to Triadic Interactions” (Pamela E. Oliver and Gregory M. Maney) American Journal of Sociology 106 (2 September) 2000: 463-505.
- “Finding Event Records: Timing, Searching, Sources.” (Gregory M. Maney and Pamela E. Oliver). Sociological Methods and Research, 2001. vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 131-169(39)
- “Political Processes, Social Networks, and Local Newspaper Coverage of Public Events” Gregory M. Maney and Pamela E. Oliver. Paper presented at 2003 meeting of American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 17, 2003.