Ms. Foundation report on Penn State media coverage

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Advocate Rates Sandusky Media Coverage a “C”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Advocate Rates Sandusky Media Coverage a “C”
Broader perspective, more precise language, but missed opportunity to focus on prevention

NEW YORK—Jan. 9, 2012—A new report today praised early media coverage of the Penn State University child sexual abuse crisis for its broader perspective and precise language but criticized its failure to address solutions for prevention.

The report, released by the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Berkeley Media Studies Group, recognized the media for its ability to tell an institutional story about university officials’ failure to report and end abuse after they learned of it. However, the coverage fell short in examining what preliminary measures should have been taken to prevent the abuse from occurring and what steps are being taken now to prevent future abuse.

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