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Study shows media ignores labor except to portray unions as negative

Staff
April 2, 2013
NewsGuild-CWA

 

report that examines national TV networks’ coverage of unions and the labor movement over three years confirms what  unions have long known: The media largely ignores labor, except to paint unions as a source of trouble in the American economy.

“Even in stories about labor or unions, the main sources relied on are external to labor or unions,” writes Professor Federico Subervi in a summary of the report. “Moreover, the discourse and framing continues to fault the workers and their representatives for any conflict or impasse, not the business, company or government.” Continue reading