Sullivan, B. A., & Chermak, S. M. (2013). Portraying product counterfeiting in the news.

Product counterfeiting has received increasing attention in recent years, but there has been little attention to how it is portrayed. We analyzed samples of stories from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on product counterfeiting and other white-collar crimes. Product counterfeiting stories are more likely than those on other crimes to be descriptive and rely on industry sources and less likely to discuss specific incidents. Hence, product counterfeiting stories must rely on a wider array of sources than street crime stories do to convey significance to the reader.

This Backgrounder is based on

Sullivan, B. A., & Chermak, S. M. (2013). Product counterfeiting and the media: Examining news sources used in the construction of product counterfeiting as a social problem. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 37(4), 295-316. doi:10.1080/01924036.2012.744498 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01924036.2012.744498

and on

Sullivan, B. A., & Chermak, S. M. (2012). The media’s portrayal of product counterfeiting and financial crimes. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 36(4), 305-326. doi:10.1080/01924036.2012.701082 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01924036.2012.701082