Behind the Headlines: Media Representation of Children and Young People in Northern Ireland. The voices and experiences of children and young people, research report

Faith Gordon, Phil Scraton, Siobhan McAlister

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Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council this partnership project between the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative at Queen’s University and Include Youth focuses on the negative stereotyping of children and young people and the role and responsibilities of the media in the creation and transmission of negative images. Engaging with children, young people, organisations working with children and young people and media representatives, the project uses research evidence to explore negative media representation and its consequences for children’s rights, public reaction and policy initiatives in Northern Ireland. It is committed to promoting public engagement within communities and encouraging the participation of children and young people in developing alternative perspectives on their lives and experiences. Based on an understanding of international standards it also informs children of their rights.
ESRC Knowledge Exchange Programme
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Knowledge Exchange Programme provides funding for researchers and professionals in the statutory and non-statutory sectors to develop shared research to inform social policy and practice. Through the programme academic researchers have consolidated their commitment to public engagement, maximising the impact of their collaborative work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherQueen's University, Belfast
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781909131361
ISBN (Print)9781909131361
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2015

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