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Author: ABC News Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©2002.
Series: Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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The Center for Media and Public Affairs reports that during the 1990s the homicide rate in the U.S. dropped 50 percent, yet homicide news coverage increased by an incredible 700 percent. In this program, the Center's Bob Lichter and the Threat Assessment Group's Greg McCrary join ABC News anchor John Stossel to examine some of the factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and dangers in the news media.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Original produced:
ABC News Productions, 2002
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: ABC News Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 707972617
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 11, 2006.
Title from distributor's description.
Description: 1 streaming video file (41 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Media and Trickery (4:32) --
News Media and Deceit (2:44) --
Fear Sells Newspapers (5:05) --
Artificial Fears in the Media (2:58) --
Business of News (3:57) --
Automotive Press (4:09) --
Monetary Influences on the Media (5:56) --
Gullible Reporters and Phony News (5:52) --
Deceit and Gullibility in the Media (3:45).
Series Title: Films on Demand.
Other Titles: When news coverage goes too far
Responsibility: ABC News Productions.

Abstract:

The Center for Media and Public Affairs reports that during the 1990s the homicide rate in the U.S. dropped 50 percent, yet homicide news coverage increased by an incredible 700 percent. In this program, the Center's Bob Lichter and the Threat Assessment Group's Greg McCrary join ABC News anchor John Stossel to examine some of the factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and dangers in the news media. Recent stories involving murder, shark attack, road rage, and carjacking are cited as examples of reporting that was skewed by the overuse of frightening headlines and images, incomplete research, and the tacit rule "If it bleeds, it leads.

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