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Media representations of black young men and boys

Report that provides an extensive analysis of media coverage of black young men and boys in the British news and current affairs media.

The central aim of the research is to understand how the news media represent black young men and boys, and specifically, to consider whether there is evidence of negative stereotyping of black young men and boys in the news media.

The report begins by discussing the results of a quantitative analysis of media news stories about young men and boys generally, followed by more detailed analysis of media news stories involving black young men and boys. This is followed by an in-depth qualitative analysis of media stories about black young men and boys related to crime; an analysis of black and minority ethnic media coverage; and finally the results of a series of qualitative interviews with those involved in making and reporting the news.

Stephen Cushion
Kerry Moore
John Jewell
Department for Communities and Local Government