Reports & Research
Understanding Childhood Issues & Highlighting Them
The News Media's Picture of Children, 1994
Apr 01, 1994
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Focusing public attention and concern on issues regarding children is vital to social and political progress on these issues. The news media holds significant power and responsibility in making this happen. Yet, how well does the news media cover children’s issues, and how do their words and pictures alert the public to the conditions of children and to positive solutions that can improve all of our lives?
Children Now commissioned this study from Professor Dale Kunkel as part of a body of work to be presented at Children Now’s “Children and the News Media” conference at Stanford University in early March, 1994.