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Title Race and news : critical perspectives / Christopher P. Campbell [and others]
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents Race and the journalistic routine. Yes we did? : race, myth and the news revisited / Christopher P. Campbell, Kim M. LeDuff and Rockell A. Brown ; Newsroom diversity and representations of race / Cheryl D. Jenkins ; National news coverage of race in the era of Obama / Kim M. LeDuff ; "New" news, hegemony and representations of Black male athletes / Rockell A. Brown, Reynaldo Anderson and Jason Thompson ; From the water cooler to the World Wide Web : race and audience commentary on news stories on-line / Kim M. LeDuff and Robin Cecala ; Ethnic news media and marginalization : African-American newspaper coverage of the AIDS crisis / Rockell A. Brown -- Covering race : contemporary case studies. Simple incivility or outright racism? How newspapers covered Joe Wilson's outburst during Obama's congressional health care address / Kim M. LeDuff ; The real price of oppression : Fox news coverage of the Virginia Tech shooter / Kim M. LeDuff ; "Nappy-headed hos" : media framing, blame shifting and the controversy over Don Imus' pejorative language / Hazel James Cole and Cheryl D. Jenkins ; Recoding New Orleans : news, race, representation and Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke / Christopher P. Campbell and Kim M. LeDuff ; Localizing terror, creating fear in post 9/11 local TV news / Kim M. LeDuff ; Race and objectivity : toward a critical approach to news consumption / Cheryl D. Jenkins and Donyale R. Griffin Padgett -- Afterword : re-thinking the news : how American journalism can improve coverage of race and racism
Summary The history of American journalism is marked by disturbing representations of people and communities of color, from the disgraceful stereotypes of pre-civil rights America, to the more subtle myths that are reflected in routine coverage by journalists all over the country. This text aims to examine these journalistic representations of race, and, in doing so, to question whether or not we are living in a post-racial world. By looking at national coverage of stories like the Don Imus controversy, Hurricane Katrina, Barack Obama's presidential candidacy, and even the Virginia Tech shootings, readers are given an opportunity to gain insight into both subtle and overt forms of racism in the newsroom and in national dialogue. The book itself is divided into two sections, with the first examining the journalistic routine and the decisions that go into covering a story with, or without, relation to race. The second section, comprised of case studies, explores the coverage of national stories and how they have impacted the dialogue on race and racism in the United States. As a whole, the collection of essays and studies also reflects a variety of research approaches. With a goal of contributing to the discussion about race and its place in American journalism, this book explores cultural diversity and the media, as well as providing perspectives for professional journalists and journalism students who seek to improve their approach to coverage of diverse communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Press coverage.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Mass media and race relations -- United States.
Race relations and the press -- United States
Racism in the press -- United States
Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects -- United States
African Americans -- Press coverage.
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Mass media and race relations.
Race relations and the press.
Race relations -- Press coverage.
Race relations.
Racism in the press.
Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects.
United States -- Race relations -- Press coverage
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Campbell, Christopher P.
ISBN 0203876857