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In America, Only the Rich Can Afford to Write About Poverty >

Ehrenreich, B. (2015-08-06, The Guardian): Barbara Ehrenreich discusses the flaw in modern journalism that allows only financially secure writers to cover poverty because the expenses are too great for struggling writers. This problem is also reflected in the nearly nonexistent coverage of poverty in the press: less than 1% of American news coverage is devoted to poverty.

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