How Have Migrant Children Been Covered On Television News?

How have migrant children been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total monthly mentions over the past decade across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, showing three surges. In 2014 under Obama, MSNBC and Fox News covered the surge equally, with CNN devoting about half as many mentions. In 2018 under Trump, MSNBC covered the surge the most, followed by CNN and then Fox News. This year's surge under Biden has been mentioned the most by Fox News, followed by MSNBC and CNN with about half as many mentions. Over the past decade, MSNBC has mentioned migrant children the most, followed by Fox News and then CNN.

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