Coverage of Poverty by a Nonprofit News Outlet: A Comparative Study


  • Mohammad Yousuf The University of Oklahoma



Using the theoretical framework of communitarian ethics, this study compared poverty coverage by a nonprofit news organization done over a four-year period with coverage the organization did in a cooperative project with a journalism school focused on video interviews in neighborhoods. The qualitative analysis found both commonalities and substantial differences in topics. Both provided social context, but in different ways, and the new project did more to focus on the voices of residents themselves.


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