Media Influence: Racism and Incarceration Inequality

Racial injustice is the undeniable connection between the picture mainstream media paints of African American males as villains, and the grossly disproportionate incarceration rates. A study done by media researchers found that black criminals suspects are consistently represented more repeatedly and frightening than white suspects in television news stories. (Peffley, Shields & Williams 1996). And although,… Read More Media Influence: Racism and Incarceration Inequality

Oconee County Observations and Citizen Journalism

The rise of citizen journalism has prompted new discussions centered on ethics in the digital age of news reporting. To participation in this discussion, in the following, I will evaluate the author’s credibility and quality of the blog, Oconee County Observations, by comparing it to the Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ) Code of Ethics. I… Read More Oconee County Observations and Citizen Journalism