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How Does News Coverage Affect Our Perception of Crime in Houston?

If you watch a local newscast in Houston, plenty of the half-hour will surely be devoted to crime. And that’s pretty typical in a major city. But how crime is covered by media here affects our perceptions of crime. We’ll discuss that with Mike O’Neill, an Executive Producer at KHOU CBS 11, Wayne Dolcefino, a […]

If you watch a local newscast in Houston, plenty of the half-hour will surely be devoted to crime. And that’s pretty typical in a major city.

But how crime is covered by media here affects our perceptions of crime.

We'll discuss that with Mike O'Neill, an Executive Producer at KHOU CBS 11, Wayne Dolcefino, a former longtime investigative reporter for KTRK ABC 13, and Garth Jowett, Professor of Communication at the University of Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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