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Poverty Media Coverage

Poverty Less Than .02 Percent of Lead Media Coverage

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Media
Tavis Smiley

Why are media stories on poverty in America so insufficient? Stories that showcase the faces of poverty do not grab the public's attention the way that entertainment, political and economic stories do -- unless poverty stories are controversial or negative, that is.

Journalists Fight To Cover Poverty

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry exploded at a guest on her show over the weekend. The issue that set her off? It was poverty. Harris-Perry was disc...