The Effects of Mass Media in the Perception of Police Brutality

Student Classification


Faculty Mentor

Maria (Xueying) Zhang, Ph.D.


Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2019


Journalism Studies | Mass Communication


As social media platforms and technological advances continue to change the mainstream trajectory into the digital age, many people are left fringing on their own polarizing views and skepticism of a brighter outcome when it comes to police brutality. The rise of social media has allowed the masses to consume coverage and videos of police brutality at rates much higher than ever before. The project's purpose is to research the theory that mass media's coverage of police brutality has had an impact on the public's perspective of policing, whether it be positively or negatively.

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