The Influence of Exposure to Depictions of Race and Crime in TV News on Viewer's Social Judgments

  title={The Influence of Exposure to Depictions of Race and Crime in TV News on Viewer's Social Judgments},
  author={Dana E. Mastro and Maria Knight Lapinski and Maria A. Kopacz and Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={615 - 635}
This two-study experimental design utilizes a group-based priming framework to investigate the relationship between exposure to television news portrayals that intersect race with violent crime and viewers' real-world racial judgments. Results from Study 1 reveal that both the gender of the viewer and the race of the TV news suspect influence subsequent judgments, including attributions about the perpetrator and victim. Findings from Study 2 offer somewhat consistent results, additionally… 
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