Telling a Different Story: Understanding news media coverage of severe and multiple disadvantage

Telling a Different Story: Understanding news media coverage of severe and multiple disadvantage is a research inquiry conducted between January 2018 to March 2019. It explores how print and online news media report on severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD). In this report, SMD refers to the interlocking nature of multiple disadvantages such as extreme poverty, homelessness, discrimination, mental ill health, substance misuse, violence and abuse and contact with the criminal justice system.

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