African-American Photo Coverage in Life, Newsweek and Time, 1937–1988

  title={African-American Photo Coverage in Life, Newsweek and Time, 1937–1988},
  author={Paul Martin Lester and Ron F. Smith},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={128 - 136}
This content analysis of the pictures in three major magazines for an entire year for each of 11 sampled years in the 1937 through 1988 period shows that African Americans increased visibility from a low of 1.1% to a high of 8.8% of all photographs. This included the presence of African Americans on covers, in advertisements, sports, everyday life, and in other areas. The authors found the African-American photos could be grouped into periods of stereotyping (1937–1952), civil rights (1957–1972… 

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