Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JB-018-001-1-1-United States-DISC-1985

Subject Area: Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Private Prison News Project: article data from New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Houston Chronicle, 1985-2008.  [machine-readable data file] / Pamela E. Oliver  [principal investigator(s)] / Data and Information Services Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: PPNP

Date Accessioned: 2/5/2014

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data is in CSV and dta formats. This study can be downloaded at DISC Online Archive.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 1/31/2014

Documentation: Online document files are available via these links: FRAMING CODEBOOK FINAL (ARTICLE LEVEL), PPNP file description.docx, and PPNP table of article level variables.xlsx.

Abstract: The Private Prison News Project (PPNP) gathered mass media coverage of prison privatization in the United States. The "PPNP_article_public" data file contains data on the population of articles that contained any mention of private adult detention facilities in the United States published in four newspapers (Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times) from 1985 through 2008. There is one record for each article, with an N of 1,491 articles. Various characteristics of each article were coded by human coders, including basic publication information and codes derived through a combination of induction and deduction. The article-level data file contains 55 variables.

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