Poverty in the news media: Continuities, ruptures, and change in the reporting socioeconomic inequality

Jairo Lugo-Ocando*

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This work attempts to offer a reflexive account of the key ideas and scholarly contributions developed over the years that provide elements for a theoretical explanatory framework regarding news media and poverty. In so doing, the article presents a general assessment of some of the key works in this area, while assessing the main notions, concepts, and contributions in this regard. The author points out at the fact that there is broad agreement among most scholars in relation to these issues while suggesting, nevertheless, that there are still some important pieces of the puzzle missing in our understanding about how the media engages with poverty and inequality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12719
JournalSociology Compass
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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