The Treatment of Persons of Color in Local Television News

  title={The Treatment of Persons of Color in Local Television News},
  author={D. Romer and K. Jamieson and Nicole J. DE COTEAU},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={286 - 305}
Blaming outgroups for social problems is a common discursive practice. However, it is not clear whether this discourse represents ethnocentric bias or realistic group conflict. To compare these explanations, the authors studied 14 weeks of local television news on three stations in Philadelphia. The authors found that persons of color were heavily presented in stories about crime, and within those stories were more likely to be presented as perpetrators of crime than as persons reacting to or… Expand
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