ERIC Number: EJ553744
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
The Case of "Alvarez" vs. "Albertson": Effects of Author's Ethnicity on Evaluation of News Stories.
Burkhart, Ford N.; Sigelman, Carol; Frith, Katherine T.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v74 n2 p304-14 Sum 1997
Examines how readers react to a journalist's ethnicity. Finds that (1) a Hispanic author was highly likely to be associated in readers' minds with a glowing article about Hispanics but was unlikely to be credited with authorship of a positive article about Anglos; and (2) the Hispanic author was evaluated no differently than was the Anglo-American author of comparable skill. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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