Mass Media: Representations of ethnicity

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1. According to Van Dijk, which 3 groups seem to constitute the greatest threat in the UK according to newspapers and TV?

  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Muslims and Afro Caribbean Males
  • Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Muslims
  • Immigrants, Teenagers, Muslims
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2. Who found that the common news stereotype was the idea that ethic minorities are posing a threat to the majority white culture?

  • Akinti
  • Van Dijk
  • Hall

3. Who argued that Islam was demonised by the Western media - it has traditionally been portrayed as a threat to western interests and represented in a wholly negative way?

  • Poole
  • Nandi
  • GUMG

4. Who argues that TV coverage of ethnic minorities over focuses on crime, AIDs in Africa and black under achievement in schools, whilst ignoring the culture and interests of a huge black audience?

  • Akinti
  • Van Dijk
  • GUMG

5. Who notes that moral panics often result from media stereotyping of black people as potentially criminal?

  • Nandi
  • Watson
  • Richardson


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