CPC Fellow Jane Brown quoted in Newsweek story about Hollywood's coverage of teen pregnancy

Aug 6, 2008

Jane Brown, CPC Fellow and Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, was interviewed by Newsweek in a story that explains that, though pregnant teenagers are appearing more often in TV shows, movies, and in magazines, the coverage could be better.

An excerpt from the article:

In none of these shows are the girls asked whether they used contraception, nor is there mention of STD testing, which would seem a logical step after unprotected sex. "It's the missing three C's: there's little commitment, no mention of contraception and rarely do we see negative consequences," says Jane Brown, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina who runs the Teen Media Project. "What's missing in the media's sexual script is what happens before and after. Why are these kids getting pregnant and what happens afterward?" 

Source: Teen pregnancy, Hollywood style. Newsweek web exclusive, July 23, 2008.

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