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WATCH: Examining Media Selection Bias In Missing Children Stories

Jan 15, 2015

Natalee Holloway, JonBenet Ramsey, Brittanee Drexel. They’ve become household names. But on this edition of Need to Know we look into a different demographic. They’re young, they’re minorities, they’re missing and according to some in our society, they’re under the radar. We’re talking about race-related selection bias in media coverage when it comes to missing children cases. Does it exist locally or is it only a national issue? And what role does the Rochester Police Department and the community, as a whole, play in addressing these types of cases? Watch now with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer.