Americans' trans fat levels decline over past decade - USA TODAY

USA TODAYAmericans' trans fat levels decline over past decadeUSA TODAYBy Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY Years of warnings about the dangers of artery-clogging trans fats that Americans get in their foods seem to be paying off: The amount of trans fats in the blood of white adults in the USA dropped a "dramatic" 58% from 2000 ...Blood Levels of Trans Fats Are Declining in AmericansNew York Times (blog)Dramatic Drop in U.S. Trans Fat LevelsFood Safety NewsUS ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mirella Villalpando - Feb 8, 2012 - 4:46 PM PST
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Mirella Villalpando
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by Mirella Villalpando - Feb. 8, 2012

While this story pertained to health findings of a national situation, I believed that the author still manganged to create bias' within in the story that separated Whites from other minorities. This is evident in the findings only mentioning White American reduction rates and omitiing any testing (because was not yet available) for minorities. As mentioned in News in America, the unconscious prejudices that news reporters and journalists may hold can affect the deliverance of the story. Here, it seems as if a lack of informtaion for minorities implies categorical thinking, separting American's into groups of white and minorities.

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Lindsay Grove
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by Lindsay Grove - Feb. 13, 2012

This article is an example of good journalism because it indicated the topic, gets an expert’s perspective and also talks about the problem in terms of the progress it has made over the years. There was one example in this article, however, where the media makes a clear distinction between "white adults" and "other ethnic groups". As we read in ‘Prime Suspects’, the separation of groups such as this separation can cause many implications for intergroup relations as well as the practice of journalism. ‘Prime Suspects’ was able to prove that the wording of articles has enormous impacts on the message that is taken away from the article. The clear separation seen between “white adults” and “other ethnic groups” ... More »

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