Friday, August 17, 2012
Journalists and the biased coverage of English riots of 2011
News outlets need to be held to account for their coverage of the headline-hitting English riots, a new report that came out on Monday has argued.
Media and the Riots: A Call for Action, published on the first anniversary of the Tottenham, north London, riot is the first report to examine the impact of the mainstream print and broadcast media’s reporting on the communities most affected.
The report, written by University of Leicester sociologist Dr Leah Bassel, reflects the views of those people who attended the Media and the Riots conference held by the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust and The-Latest.com in November.
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