Journalism special investigation: Portsmouth isn’t eating: an investigation into the causes, effects and solutions of food poverty in Portsmouth

Hunter, Stephanie (2015) Journalism special investigation: Portsmouth isn’t eating: an investigation into the causes, effects and solutions of food poverty in Portsmouth. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The subject of this special investigation is the impact of food poverty in Portsmouth. There have been many reports in recent years that have focussed on food poverty at a national level and it continues to be a much discussed political and social topic. There have been many campaigns such as ‘Britain isn’t Eating’ to highlight the problem. The target publication for the features is The News. In order to create a diverse image of food poverty, each of the four features discusses the effects of food poverty in Portsmouth from a different angle. They also discuss the causes and possible solutions of food poverty. The features contain interviews with food project volunteers, charity organisers, people who have struggled with food poverty, politicians and professionals employed by the local authority.
    The accompanying essay section discusses the representation of the working class in The Daily Mail. Three moral panic theories are used to examine whether The Daily Mail is complicit in maintaining moral panics. The three case studies chosen date from 2008 to 2014 and they convey a concerning level of stereotyping and exaggeration within the newspaper’s reporting of the working class. Ultimately, each case study portrays the working class negatively and the reporting style of each article can be linked to more than one moral panic model.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 14:57
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 14:57
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17622

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