I. Law Race in the News

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Race in the News

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Offering a systematic analysis of how race and ethnicity are represented in the news, this book charts a sea change in British news media coverage, drawing on the first substantial empirical analysis of news content for over a decade. Ranging across subjects such as migration, asylum-seekers and crime, as well as stories that are concerned to expose racism and advocate for racial justice, such as the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, it provides an accessible introduction to the conceptual tools available for the analysis of 'race' and racism in the media. It concludes by offering an assessment of the role of positive action strategies in journalism, together with analysis of their impact on patterns of representation and institutional racism in news organisations.

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Ian Law is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and Director of the 'Race' and Public Policy Research Unit at the University of Leeds. Publications include The Local Politics of Race (Macmillan, 1986) (with Ben-Tovim, Gabriel and Stredder), Local Government and Thatcherism (Routledge, 1990) (with Butcher, Mullard and Leach) and Racism, Ethnicity and Social Policy (Prentice Hall, 1996).

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'For those looking for a general overview of recent trends in this area this is a good and well-presented text that raises important questions both for students and for other researchers working on issues about race and ethnicity.' - John Solomos, City University, London in Journalism

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