Mass Media: Representations of ethnicity

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1. Who believed that some sections of the media imply that the lives of white people are somehow more important than the lives on none white people - news items about disasters in other countries often restricted to few lines/words?

  • Van Dijk
  • Akinti
  • Philo
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2. Who argues that the way that newsgathering is now based in short snippets has actually legitimised the voice of extremist Islam - these groups given large amount of coverage but represent small pop of Muslims - destroys trust amongst Muslim readers?

  • Nandi
  • Van Dijk
  • Poole

3. According to Hall, who was the moral panic constructed around?

  • muslims
  • black mugger
  • afro caribbean males

4. According to Philo and Beattie, what did TV journalists always forget?

  • majority of the immigrants coming into the UK are here legally
  • immigrants in the UK had made a substantial contribution to economy
  • immigration figures were often over exaggerated

5. Who did Richardson study?

  • British Muslims
  • Immigrants in the UK
  • Asylum Seekers in the UK


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