Missing Children in National News Coverage: Racial and Gender Representations of Missing Children Cases

@article{Min2010MissingCI,
  title={Missing Children in National News Coverage: Racial and Gender Representations of Missing Children Cases},
  author={Seong-Jae Min and J. Feaster},
  journal={Communication Research Reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={207 - 216}
}
This research explores race- and gender-related selection bias in national television news coverage of missing children cases. When the proportions of race and gender from the news coverage of five national television stations between 2005 and 2007 were compared to official missing children statistics, it was found that African American missing children and female missing children were significantly underrepresented in television news coverage. It is argued that such things as newsroom… Expand

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