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Study shows media ignores labor except to portray unions as negative

April 2, 2013


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