An analysis of general-audience and Black news sites’ coverage of African American issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

Masudul Biswas, Carrie Sipes, Lori Brost

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Abstract

This study has compared the news coverage of African American issues during the COVID-19 pandemic between general-interest online newspapers and Black news sites. Compared with COVID-19 pandemic news coverage by general-interest news sites, news coverage by Black news sites included significantly higher number of stories with African American issues. This study also identifies similarities in pandemic news coverage of African American issues between local news sites and Black news sites publishing from Black-majority cities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-415
Number of pages19
JournalNewspaper Research Journal
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • ethnic media
  • media diversity
  • minorities/diversity
  • press and society

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