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Both age and ethnicity are still too often portrayed by the mass media in ways which reinforce
stereotypes. Discuss
Research into the media treatment of ethnicity has emphasised the way in which minority ethnic
groups are represented as a problem. They tend to report as the cause of social disorder…

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The most common depiction of young people in the news is the representation of youth as
troublesome. Muncie found a series of moral panics in the postwar period about `immoral
youths' who have no respect for authority, e.g. as teddy boys, mod rockers, muggers, punks and
joyriders. This representation is…


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