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Power Point Slides Topic: - Prejudice in the media - Media’s reinforcement of stereotypes - Racial biases within the media Notes: - prejudice is common in the media, even if it is subtle - descriptions are exaggerated in the media of certain racial groups o example: two pictures from hurricane Katrina – one white and positive, one black and negative - stereotypes are reinforced through the journalists’ use of language and story angles o portraying a particular race to be “violent” (ie. Blacks) o referring to survivors of Katrina as “refugees” gives wrong implications about their race and their lifestyle Topic (cont’d): - Media reinforces attitudes/beliefs - Media influences how the public hears about the news - It reflects the attitudes of the public Notes: - use of radio, television, internet (blogs, newspapers online), magazines, newspapers, etc. - the audience’s views from the media are ingrained into their worldview as they
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Unformatted text preview: are exposed to the biased media on a daily basis-It can be seen as encouraging such acts against a particular group or it can influence how the targeted group views the media or the group acting against them-The goal is to keep the public interested in the news and thus, the journalists must adjust the stories to keep their attention-journalists reflect the attitudes of the public but the public in turn changes its attitudes when exposed to various amounts of discrimination-Preconceptions also play a role in the depiction of other ethnic minority groups in the media. The way the media portrays other groups directly influences how much information the public receives, therefore producing some prejudices through ignorance or strengthening preconceptions...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2009 for the course PSYC 322 taught by Professor Scott-lowe during the Spring '09 term at Pepperdine.

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