Quantifying Hate Speech on Commercial Talk Radio
A Pilot Study

Chon A. Noriega and Francisco Javier Iribarren
CSRC Working Paper, Number 1
November 2011

The main goal of this pilot study is to develop a sound, replicable methodology for qualitative content analysis that can be used to examine hate speech in commercial broadcasting that targets vulnerable groups-ethnic, racial, religious, and/or sexual minorities. This descriptive categories for such speech and creates a preliminary baseline or reference point for future research.