Missing Kids and The Media: The Story of Sofia Juarez
Today's episode is about the disappearance of Sofia Juarez the day before her 5th birthday and the TikTok video 18 years later that reignited the search for her. This narrative-style story will slightly differ from Immigrantly’s usual content, but it’s for a good reason. Sofia Juarez’s case is related to "Missing White Girl Syndrome,"—a term used to describe the overrepresentation of missing white women and girls in the media.
Join me in this episode as I unravel Sofia Juarez’s story, and then tune in next week to hear how Missing White Girl Syndrome can harm the well-being of thousands just like Sofia.
If you want to know more about Sofia Juarez's Case, you can listen to the episode of the Washed Away podcast here.
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Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Michaela Strauther I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Haziq Ahmed Farid I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson
You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to clips used:
1. Experts Say 'Missing White Women Syndrome' played a role in Media Coverage of Gabby Petito | ABC10
2. What is 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'? | 9News
3. Why Do Missing White Women Get More Media Coverage? - Can We Convo |The Daily Show
4. Updates to the Sofia Juarez Case | KAPP KVEW
5. Police Share Details On The Person They Believed Kidnapped Kennewick's Sofia Juarez | NBC Right Now
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