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Media Poverty Coverage

Wealth vs. Poverty: The NYT's Underreporting of Poverty-related Issues

Joel Berg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media
Joel Berg

The Times finds it more important, and newsworthy, to run stories on 401K investment strategies and the wealthiest Americans rather than the poorest, who by the way, often do not have enough food to eat.

Think Again: Ignoring Poverty and Hunger

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

The choice -- and it is a conscious choice -- to ignore the problems facing poor Americans comes at a moment when those problems are not only multiplying but also as more and more people find themselves either teetering on the abyss of poverty or falling into it entirely.

Media Coverage Of Poverty Almost Non-Existent, New Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media

A new study released Thursday found that, though more and more people are falling into poverty, the issue has barely registered in some of the top med...

Media's Poverty Coverage Draws Persistent Criticism

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

Nobody, it would seem, is ever happy with the media's coverage of poverty in America. It's a persistent critique of the press: why isn't there more...