The Riot Report and the News: How the Kerner Commission Changed Media Coverage of Black America (Hardback)Thomas J. Hrach (author)
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Although much has been written about the Kerner Commission, the analysis has focused primarily on its affect on the American press. In The Riot Report and the News, Thomas J. Hrach instead explores how the commission came to its conclusions, in order to understand why and how its report served as a catalyst for change. Hrach finds that such government criticism of the media can have a long-term and positive influence on the nation, an insight that remains important as the news continues to struggle with how to cover issues of race.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm