Representations of Interpersonal Interaction and Race/Ethnicity: An Examination of Prime-Time Network Television Programs

Julius Matthew Riles, Kira Varava, Andrew Pilny, David Tewksbury

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Abstract

Racial and ethnic relations in America ar. form of social interaction about which changing perceptions could have important consequences. Current research examining the nature of discrete social interaction situations in entertainment content on television is lacking. This study was conducted with the objective of obtaining an updated account of the state of interpersonal interaction portrayals between characters of different racial/ethnic backgrounds in popular prime time programs on broadcast television. Specifically, we analyzed prime-time television program content o. major U.S. broadcast networks. Findings are interpreted vi. media priming framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-319
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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