Journalism and Mass Communications

Publication type: Journals

This study explores the true crime podcast audience within the uses and gratifications theoretical frame. Using an online survey (n = 308), this study found that the true crime podcast audience is predominantly female (73%), and five motivations were prominent for users: entertainment, convenience, boredom, voyeurism, and relaxation. All significant motivating factors were found to […]

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Publication type: Journals

This study examines true crime podcast production with a critical/cultural lens to explore how podcasts are impacting this genre, public opinion, and the criminal justice system. Discussing advocacy and objectivity through four in-depth qualitative interviews with true crime podcast producers offers insight into both the political economy of podcasts and effective audience engagement. Ultimately, this […]

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