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articles  |   News Reporting on Human Trafficking: Exploratory Qualitative Interviews with Illinois News Journalists

Published: January 16, 2018
Media—in particular news coverage—contribute toward shaping public understanding and opinion on societal issues, and influence policies, programs, and legislative action. While a small number of previous studies have explored journalists’ reporting on other social issues, very little is known about their perceptions and knowledge of human trafficking. In this exploratory study, researchers conducted 12 qualitative interviews with Illinois newspaper reporters to examine their understanding and work process in covering human trafficking. The results suggest that while many reporters understand the federal definition of trafficking, there remain gaps in knowledge about the complexity of the issue. Furthermore, the work process that reporters follow to report on human trafficking differs by their particular role and level of experience, with investigative stories on human trafficking being covered by more seasoned reporters who have the time and space to explore the issue in greater depth. The study findings highlight the importance of, and constraints upon, comprehensive news coverage on human trafficking.



publications  |   News Reporting on Human Trafficking: Exploratory Qualitative Interviews with Illinois News Journalists

Published: January 16, 2018
Media—in particular news coverage—contribute toward shaping public understanding and opinion on societal issues, and influence policies, programs, and legislative action. While a small number of previous studies have explored journalists’ reporting on other social issues, very little is known about their perceptions and knowledge of human trafficking. In this exploratory study, researchers conducted 12 qualitative interviews with Illinois newspaper reporters to examine their understanding and work process in covering human trafficking. The results suggest that while many reporters understand the federal definition of trafficking, there remain gaps in knowledge about the complexity of the issue. Furthermore, the work process that reporters follow to report on human trafficking differs by their particular role and level of experience, with investigative stories on human trafficking being covered by more seasoned reporters who have the time and space to explore the issue in greater depth. The study findings highlight the importance of, and constraints upon, comprehensive news coverage on human trafficking.



news  |   ICJIA Receives Federal Award to Improve Illinois Service Collaboration for Child and Youth Victims of Violence

Published: October 26, 2017

CHICAGO - October 26, 2017. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Executive Director John Maki today announced the agency received a $500,000 federal award to help children and youth suffering from trauma.




news  |   Illinois Targeted Violence Prevention Program to Receive $187,000 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant

Published: June 29, 2017

CHICAGO—June 29, 2017. Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Executive Director John Maki today announced confirmation of a $187,877 grant award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support efforts of the Targeted Violence Prevention Program.




news  |   ICJIA ANNOUNCES A 2017-2018 TIMELINE FOR VOCA COMPETITIVE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Published: June 8, 2017

ICJIA anticipates the release of several competitive funding opportunities in 2017 and 2018. This memo outlines the timeline and the important steps potential applicants must take in order to be eligible for a competitive funding opportunity. ICJIA cannot provide more detail regarding upcoming funding opportunities as doing so may disqualify potential applicants from funding.