This abstract is summarized by IPR from the original journal article published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
This study examines how the intersection of race and depictions of social unrest influence the emotional response to media coverage of social unrest. Findings from this study suggest that radicalized news images of dramatized social unrest serve to provoke heightened, complex group-based affective responses that vary based on psychological aspects of group identity. A key takeaway from this study suggests journalistic practices may intentionally or unintentionally exacerbate race relations regarding social change.
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Stamps, D., & Mastro, D. (2019). The Problem With Protests: Emotional Effects of Race-Related News Media. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019891433