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October 28 Crime News and the Priming of Racial Attitudes during Evaluations of the President  (Valentin 1999( - News coverage of an issue boosts the impact of ____________ Goal of Study - Investigates one set of real-world stimuli-news Why examine the news? - Group attitudes may be frequently activated by news - Violent crime is increasingly popular with news agencies - The bias toward violent crime leads to an overemphasis on blacks as crims  suspects Hypotheses - Exposeure to crime news will depress Clinton’s overall support - Crime news should prime Clinton’s performance on crime as a predictor of  his overall support - News about crime should prime concerns about other ‘race-coded’ issues  (spreadinga ctivation)  Conclusions - Results demonstrate that local crime coverage affects the salience of racial  concertns during political decision making  Summary - Reality and media representations of minorities in the news do not always 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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