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What role do the media play in creating moral panic on the issue of Race?

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  • Essay length: 1900 words
  • Submitted: 20/06/2006
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What role do the media play in creating moral panic on the issue of Race?

Race and Ethnicity

(SS-1006M)

In this essay my intention is to look into the role of the media and how it affects issues of race. My aspirations are to observe the influence of the media on people from different backgrounds and races. The media has creating a vast amount of moral panic towards race which can be considered to be identified clearly by different issues concerning race. From this essay I will draw my conclusion from all the evidence that I have presented.

Media

Because media put forward a strong influence on all of us, those people who work in media have a special responsibility. They have to influence society in the right direction. They also have to provide leadership and management. Some media workers, journalists among them, try to avoid this responsibility by claiming that their role is only to reflect society without being bias. But we all realize in this day and age that there is no such thing as a perfect mirror. The image of reality is always distorted by the nature of the

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