Broadcast News Portrayal of Minorities

  title={Broadcast News Portrayal of Minorities},
  author={Roger D. Klein and Stacy Naccarato},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1611 - 1616}
This article examines how local television news has been shown to misrepresent minorities. Minorities are portrayed more frequently as criminals than are Whites, and minority misrepresentation has been shown to be out of proportion to crime statistics. Several possible explanations are given for this phenomenon. Evidence exists that audiences are aware of misrepresentation and that news directors are aware that their newscasts scare the audiences they serve. Research suggests that local… 
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