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Marcus Jones reports on negative media coverage of the Roxbury community
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[Media coverage of the Roxbury neighborhood]
Original Airdate: 9/12/1990

Length: 00:04:12
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones interviews Brian Wright O'Connor (Managing Editor, The Bay State Banner) about the negative portrayal in the media of the Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan area. Jones notes that O'Connor believes that the media focus only on images of violence, drugs, and murder. Jones interviews O'Connor. O'Connor talks about the effects of the negative media coverage. Jones' report includes footage from an interview with William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) about negative media coverage of the community. Jones notes that John Silber (Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts) was recently criticized for making negative comments about the Roxbury community. Jones notes that Silber has accused Mike Barnacle (columnist) of giving a biased representation of life in many neighborhoods. Jones' report is accompanied by footage from a news story with Barnacle, by footage from Justice on Trial (WCVB-TV) and by footage from Street Cop (WGBH/Frontline documentary). Jones notes that politicians and community leaders have spoken out against media bias in the wake of the Carol Stuart murder case. Jones' report is accompanied by footage of Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) talking about media bias at a press conference. This tape includes additional footage of Jones's interview with O'Connor.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 7519   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106844 
VHS cassette 106810 
Betacam cassette 106884 
digital betacam cassette 106883 

Subject : Keywords
Mass media
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Barnacle, Mike
Celester, William
Dukakis, Michael
Henning, John
Jacobson, Natalie
Jones, Marcus
Lally, Joe
O'Connor, Brian Wright
Sahl, R.D.
Silber, John

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Bay State Banner

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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