Media Bias

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives—eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more—to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help ...

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives—eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more—to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737751604
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/17/2011
  • Series: At Issue Series: Mass Media
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 How the Digital Terrain Is Changing the Way Americans Get Their News Kristen Purceg Lee Ramie Amy Mitchell Tom Rosenstiel Kenny Olmstead 11

2 The Media Have Always Been Biased Jeremy D.Boreing 20

3 Journalists Must Strive for Objectivity David Brooks 26

4 Journalism's Quest for Objectivity Has Actually Created a Moral Void Chris Hedges 30

5 It Is Naive to Think That Journalists Can Avoid Bias Andrew R. Cline 38

6 The Transparency of the New Social Media Erases the Need for Objectivity Matthew Ingram 48

7 Verification Is More Important Than Objectivity Jack Shafer 52

8 The Mainstream Media Are Biased in Favor of the Democratic Party Dan Whitfield 57

9 The Mainstream Media Tilt Toward the Republicans Jonathan Weiler 62

10 Bias in the Business Media Contributed to the Financial Crisis Dean Starkman 66

11 Business Media Bias Did Not Contribute to the Financial Crisis Chris Roush 78

12 Bias Often Distorts the Reporting of Science News Charles W. Schmidt 92

Organizations to Contact 102

Bibliography 108

Index 115

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