Symbolic annihilation

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  • Created on: 02-01-18 14:03
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  • Symbolic Annihilation
    • Deleting a group of people form the media so that they are not even shown
    • Gender
      • News and current affairs and comedy shows are dominated by men
      • 84% of BBC radio 4's programme reporters and guests are male, showing there is symbolic annihilation of women
    • Sexuality & LGBT
      • Media representations of sexuality are overwhelmingly heterosexual
        • however, the it represented homosexuality it was shown as a source of anxiety or embarrassment
          • It made it seem as a cause of bullying
        • Only 4.5% of programming portray LGBT people or characters
    • Disability
      • For disability issues to be reported on they have to be unexpected or heroic to be newsworthy
        • If they are not, they will not be reported on

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