POLL RELEASE January 22, 2007
News Release: School of Journalism, University of British Columbia
The first poll on public interest in the murder trial of Robert Pickton has found that slightly more than half of British Columbians (52%) are interested in media coverage of the case, with slightly less that half (46%) not interested. Vancouver residents are also significantly less interested in the trial than those who live outside of the Lower Mainland. Only 1 per cent are not aware of the trial.
The following is a discussion of scholarly articles that may be of relevance when considering media coverage of the Robert Pickton case. Two articles concerning, respectively, sex trade workers in Vancouver and historical representations of aboriginals in Canada are discussed, before turning to several articles concerned with women, violence, and the media.