Occasionally students make enquiries about how the media reports on early years or social issues, so if you're doing research in that area then today's post should interest you. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has recently published The Media, Poverty and Public Opinion in the UK, which makes a detailed analysis of media activity in this area, and the effect that it has on people's perceptions.

Also released at the same time was Reporting Poverty in the UK; while this report is actually aimed at journalists, it does contain some useful definitions of poverty, facts and statistics, and suggestions for sources of further information.


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