ERIC Number: ED278748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Black Families and the Mass Media. Occasional Paper No. 23.
Stroman, Carolyn A.
The paper examines the role the mass media play in the functioning of black families. Emphasis is on the perspectives and images of black families that are presented via commercial television, newspapers, and magazines. Divided into four parts, the paper discusses the following: (1) the theoretical framework around which the paper is centered, including the various perspectives utilized by social scientists in studying black family life; (2) content analysis of newspaper and magazine coverage and television portrayal of black families; (3) commentaries and criticisms that have been made about the media's coverage and portrayal; and (4) a research agenda of priority topics for future research in this area, and recommendations for action by parents, educators, and practitioners. The effects of media coverage and portrayals of blacks and their families are discussed. An extensive list of references is included. (PS)
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Black Family, Cultural Images, Labeling (of Persons), Mass Media Effects, Media Research, News Media, Public Opinion, Social Influences, Stereotypes, Television
Institute for Urban Affairs and Research, 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20008 ($5.00; $4.00 each for 10 copies or more).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Urban Affairs and Research.