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ERIC Number: ED096654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 31
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Eight Case Studies of Communication Patterns in a Black, Urban Slum.
Ryan, Michael
The Kerner Commission was critical six years ago in its assessment of media coverage of black problems, and eight case studies conducted in Philadelphia indicate that news media may not yet be effectively meeting the needs of some blacks. In January 1974 interviews were held with eight residents in a section of north Philadelphia characterized in 1970 census tract data as 90 percent black and defined by the Philadelphia Model Cities program as an urban slum. The comments were divided into six categories: complaints about alleged excessive emphasis on bad news about north Philadelphia, the effects of the emphasis on bad news, problems of pitting whites against blacks in the media, superficial reporting, the lack of media crusades against social problems, and the problems of identifying and covering black leaders. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)