Media Responsibility and Chris Jeffries

3 01 2011

The murder of Joanna Yeates over Christmas has, understandably, attracted massive media coverage.  Professor David Wilson, of Birmingham City University told the “Guardian” that as far as the media was concerned, Ms Yeates – white, female and professional – was an “ideal victim”. “Yeates’s professional and personal life immediately had resonance with people watching television or reading newspapers.”  Unfortunately, her landlord, Mr Chris Jeffries, seems to have been the “ideal suspect”. Read the rest of this entry »