“All About Sex”–TV’s Focus On Missing White Women

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Why are some news outlets obsessing over the disappearance of Utah jogger Lori Hacking? MSNBC contrasts the cases of missing people Shelton Sanders, a black South Carolina man whose disappearance got hardly any publicity, and Dail Dinwiddie, a white woman who vanished and got extensive national media attention. "When was the last time you heard something about a 23-year-old black female who was missing on NBC or 'World News Tonight'?" asked David Hazinski, a former NBC News correspondent who teaches broadcast journalism at the University of Georgia. "I think in general we just really don . . .

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