An inner-city teen gets shot three times on purpose and- except for the story here at CSW- it's not even news on any of the four TV newscasts or the city's print news monopoly.
I know that in the local corporate news media there IS a distinction- I was told as much once.
Yes- back in the 1990's while I was employed by one of this burg's media giants (I'm not disclosing who- and don't ask) I was basically told by one of their representatives that inner-city shootings weren't as important as those that happened in lower-crime areas (the suburbs).
The news came off to me like an inner-city life just wasn't as important as a suburban life (see the difference in school districts- etc).
In short- it REALLY offended me in so much that ANY shooting- or violence- ANYWHERE- should be be given the harsh light of exposure.
There are decent- law-abiding folks stuck in the inner-city as much as others run to suburbia and exurbia to escape crime.