Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Paul J. Traudt
Number of Pages
This study examined the depictions of African Americans and Euro-Americans aired on four local television stations in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study covered a one-week period with a sample set of 20 newscasts and 1,780 individual camera shots. One hypothesis of this study suggested that there are significant differences in the use of camera composition and the coverage of African Americans and Euro-Americans in local television news. Another hypothesis suggested that there are significant differences in the use of camera angles and the depiction of race. A research question examined the number of crime-related stories aired and depictions of African Americans and Euro-Americans within those stories. Findings suggest that there are differences in how African Americans and Euro-Americans are depicted in local television news.
Analysis; Depictions; Local; Nevada; News; Race; Television
Journalism; Ethnology--Study and teaching; Mass media; Blacks--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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McCarthy, Colleen M, "Depictions of race: An analysis of local television news" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1026.