Study: Blacks as a group got little media attention in first year of Obama presidency

Project for Excellence in Journalism | The Upshot
From early 2009 through early 2010, the biggest news story related to African Americans was the controversy triggered by the arrest last summer of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, according to PEJ. “It accounted for nearly four times more African American-related coverage than did either of two biggest national ‘issue’ stories covered by the mainstream media during the same period – the economy and health care.” || Related from Michael Calderone.

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