News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today’s journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.
Chapter 6: Framing the AIDS Epidemic: From “Homo” Genous Deviance to Widespread Panic
Framing the AIDS Epidemic: From “Homo” Genous Deviance to Widespread Panic
Media are a critical part of the social landscape that help shape audience perceptions and facilitate public discourse and debate by defining acceptable parameters for discussion. As the ...