The Source: Muslim Terrorists And Latino Immigrants, How News Misrepresents Crime
A new study of five years worth of network and cable news broadcasts shows skewed reporting when it comes to minority groups in the U.S.
While finding a lack of coverage when it came to African Americans and crime--both as victims and as perpetrators--the study saw Muslim groups represented as terrorists 81 percent of the time despite only 6 percent of FBI listed terror suspects in the U.S. being Muslim.
Additionally, Latinos are overrepresented in coverage of undocumented immigrants and crime among immigrant communities.
- Travis Dixon, Media Scholar and Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois Ubana-Champaign