Mass Media: Representations of ethnicity

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

  • immigrants in the UK had made a substantial contribution to economy
  • immigration figures were often over exaggerated
  • majority of the immigrants coming into the UK are here legally
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2. 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

3. Who stated that the media create a climate of fear by using phrases such as 'flood' and 'tidal wave' as well as interchanging between the phrases 'immigrant' and 'illegal immigrant' frequently?

  • Nandi
  • Philo and Beattie
  • Richardson

4. 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

5. Who conducted a content analysis of tens of thousands of news items across the world over several decades and found that representations of EM were stereotypical and negative?

  • Poole
  • Van Dijk
  • Philo


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