Exposure to Newspapers and Attitudes toward Ethnic Minorities: A Longitudinal Analysis

Maurice Vergeer, Marcel Lubbers, Peer Scheepers
2000 The Howard Journal of Communications  
This study aims to test whether exposure to certain newspapers leads people to perceive ethnic minorities as more threatening. Building on cultivation theory as developed by Gerbner, this study extends his theory by looking at the possible eþects of exposure to newspapers. Results indicate that exposure to a newspaper characterized by negative reporting about ethnic crime leads people to perceive ethnic minorities as more of a threat than exposure to other newspapers does.
doi:10.1080/106461700246661 fatcat:om3cvj5ybvgzxfhb2biiskalku