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?

  • Philo
  • Van Dijk
  • Akinti
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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?

  • GUMG
  • Poole
  • Nandi

3. 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

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

  • Nandi
  • Watson
  • Richardson

5. 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?

  • Poole
  • Nandi
  • Van Dijk


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