News Media Effects on Public Opinion About Crime and Race/Ethnicity

​Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Department of Advertising and Public Relations

November 18, 2020 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

YouTube Live

Scholars have argued for decades that news media frame the public’s window to the world. Thus, how well news journalists do their jobs can affect what we think we know and what society comes to believe about crime and criminality. In this brief lecture, Dr. Len-Ríos will highlight what media researchers have learned from decades of research about the content of crime news, and the effects it has on audiences and public opinion. She will also propose ways news audiences can become more critical consumers of crime news.