Women, especially women of color, have a history in the United States for being significantly underrepresented politically. In fact, despite women as a whole being given the right to vote in 1920, African American women along with all women of color struggled to exercise their rights as American citizens until the , which outlawed discriminatory acts that prevented people from voting. However, even now women of color face discrimination on two fronts: one for their race, and the other for being female.
This review essay looks at how the media — particularly television news — shapes political attitudes and behavior. It examines the difference between "episodic" and "thematic" frames, the media's role as political "agenda-setter," the question of "establishment bias," the so-called objectivity ethic, the public's waning confidence in the press, the political consequences of news, and a handful of other questions that all of us — professional journalists and news consumers alike — need to think about and come to terms with in our increasingly news-obsessed and media-saturated culture. The piece was written in January 1993.
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