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Collin Fellows Mark Brogan. A Picture on the News. News Coverage of Crime in Portland. Research Questions. What do the images on the local news tell us about; The Race of Crime Positive/Negative role models Neighborhood Bias. The Wide-angle Picture. The People in the Picture.
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Collin Fellows Mark Brogan A Picture on the News News Coverage of Crime in Portland
Research Questions What do the images on the local news tell us about; • The Race of Crime • Positive/Negative role models • Neighborhood Bias
The People in the Picture • Authority Figure/Hero • White 98% • Non-White 2% • Perp/Susp • White 68.67% • Non-White 31.33%
The Bigger PictureAdditional Observations and Future Studies • Importance of the Crime Scene • When do they show evidence of violence? • Importance of the portrayal of Perp/Susp • Mug Shots or High School Proms? • Handcuffs or Escorts • Study of Time Given to race • Who gets longer coverage? • Does the station make a difference? • Are they all equally guilty? • Year long study • Will a longer study give significance to some of these observations