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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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