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Author Hrach, Thomas J., 1963- author

Title The Riot Report and the news : how the Kerner Commission changed media coverage of Black America / Thomas J. Hrach
Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2016]
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Contents Introduction: Black is news in the white press -- News media is blamed for causing riots -- Kerner and commission members offer differing views -- Johnson gives the commission its orders -- Key decisions set direction -- News media conference gets to the heart of the matter -- Simulmatics produces a contradictory analysis -- The research intensifies -- Doing the lord's work -- A positive reaction from the news media -- "You deserve the gratitude of the nation" -- Conclusion: remembering Kerner and his report
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Report -- Influence.
African Americans -- Press coverage.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race relations and the press -- United States.
Racism in the press -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1613764200 (electronic bk.)
9781613764206 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)