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Study: Majority of Blacks and Hispanics Think Media Portrays Them Unfairly

A new AP-NORC Center study finds that a significant majority of black and Hispanic news consumers do not believe the press at large portrays their communities fairly. Three-quarters of blacks and two-thirds of Latinos say not only are they concerned about how the media covers them, but they’re concerned about how little attention their communities get by the media.

A little under 60 percent of both groups say that it is far easier to keep up with the news as opposed to five years ago. But only about 40 percent of each say the same about media coverage of communities in particular.

As far as whether this coverage is accurate, 65 percent of African-Americans surveyed said the coverage has been either moderately or slightly accurate, as opposed to a sum of 61 percent for Latinos. 10 percent of blacks and 5 percent of Latinos say it’s “not at all” accurate.

You can read the full findings of the survey here [PDF].

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