Racial Bias in the Media
Examines the portrayal of minority groups in the media.
# 52684 | 1,107 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 |
Published on Sep 13, 2004 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media) , African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Latin-American Studies (Immigration/Emigration issues)
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Many experts believe that minority groups are often portrayed in a negative light or not portrayed in the media at all. This paper explores the topic of racial bias in the media as it pertains to the portrayal of minorities in the news and in television programs. The paper examines the great strides that have been made to create positive images of various ethnic groups.
From the Paper:"An article published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media asserts that the negative portrayal of minorities often means that they are viewed as being guilty until they are proven innocent. The article discusses the findings of a study that examined the extent to which pretrial media coverage biased jurors against defendants. The study found that there was a disproportionate amount of news coverage that occurred when the defendant in a crime was Black or Hispanic, than if the defendant was white."
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