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  • Muslims and Latinos much more prominent in TV crime news than in real-life crime

    Communication Professor Travis Dixon found that Muslims and Latinos were significantly overrepresented, and African-Americans largely missing, in crime stories aired over five years on prominent network and cable breaking news programs.

    Communication Professor Travis Dixon found that Muslims and Latinos were significantly overrepresented, and African-Americans largely missing, in crime stories aired over five years on prominent network and cable breaking news programs.

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  • To reach Travis Dixon, call 217-244-2219; email tldixon@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “The Changing Misrepresentation of Race and Crime on Network and Cable News,” is available online from the Journal of Communication or from the U. of I. News Bureau.