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12 Race and News Revisited

The Content and Effects of Problematically Framing the News

5. Media Effects/Media Psychology

2. Evidence of Effects

3. On Views of Self, Others, and Events

  1. Travis L. Dixon,
  2. Christopher S. Josey

Published Online: 28 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361506.wbiems117

The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies

The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies

How to Cite

Dixon, T. L. and Josey, C. S. 2012. Race and News Revisited. The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. 5:2:12.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 DEC 2012

Abstract

Over the past many decades, scholars have extensively studied the portrayal of persons of color in the media and its effect on the individual. In this chapter we will devote particular attention to the ways in which race has been framed within the context of news in traditional (e.g., televised or print) and new media (e.g., online). A critical synthesis of the extant literature will be offered for traditional media, followed by a discussion of findings from effects-based studies. Next, we provide an overview of what is known from the study of persons of color in online news, drawing similarities and contrasts where appropriate to traditional media. Lastly, we discuss the shortcomings of current research paradigms, pointing to directions for future research.

Keywords:

  • race;
  • news;
  • new media;
  • television;
  • crime