Center for Communications and Community
The Superpredator Script
- Author(s): Gilliam, Franklin D., Jr.
- Iyengar, Shanto
- et al.
Recently we set out to examine in a novel way the connections between what people see in local newscasts and what they think about juvenile crime. We designed an experiment to assess the impact of the "superpredator news frame" in which the only difference between what groups of viewers saw in a news story involved the race of the alleged youth perpetrator.