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Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

A new study says a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately.
Three-fourths of African American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts about what mainstream media report about their communities. This is according to a survey released Tuesday by the Media Insight Project.
When asked whether they thought accuracy of the news about their communities, 75 percent of blacks said only "moderately" or "slightly/not at all." When Hispanics were asked the same question, 66 percent replied "moderately" or "slightly/not at all."
The American Press Institute teamed with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on the project. The survey was funded by the American Press Institute and the McCormick Foundation.

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