Poverty and Participation in the Media


Poverty and Participation in the Media is a participatory media project examining how the media treats poverty and those affected:

Looking at opportunity and exclusion; representation, stigmatisation and stereotyping. With the wealth gap on the increase and virtual segregation of the classes creating urban ghettos - Does the media influence bridge or increase the divide?

This 10 minute overview introduces the range of project discussion.
These themes are explored more fully in the clips below.

Community: Division, Cohesion and Contribution of the Media

Social Change: The Potential of the Media

Poverty: Stigma and Stereotypes; The Role of the Media

Media Portrayal of Poverty: Views From the Community

Media Portrayal of Wealth: Pressure to Purchase

Crime In Poorer Communities

Education: Views From the Community


As well as the thematic clips above, produced through a series of media workshops, case studies of the documentaries filmed in the groups local area were also developed. Participants responded to the assertions made by  these profiles.

Documentaries: Potential and Pitfalls - The Case of The Tower

Documentaries: Potential and Pitfalls - The Case of Rich Kid, Poor Kid

Rich Kid Poor Kid - Perspective of the Produce


To view related articles and discuss issues raised in these clips please visit the Spectacle Blog.

You can also find out more about the project, workshop practice, new media aspect and project screenings, as well as links, other resources and extras.

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