Guest Speaker for Politics in the Media

Guest Speaker for Politics in the Media - • Ways to think...

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Guest Speaker for Politics in the Media CNN – losing money, even though it is the one news station that is unbiased to liberal or conservative views Most people think that the news media tends to be more liberal, but liberals think that there is a rise of conservative media There are many more conservative writers and radio talk shows than liberal Conservative: disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change Liberal: favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs
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Unformatted text preview: • Ways to think about bias in mainstream journalism o In favor of professional standards that solve time deadlines and space limitations o In favor of what happened yesterday o Against historical and social context o Against independent analytical thinking o In favor of “balanced” moderate positions o In favor of status quo/elite/powerful sources • Journalism of verification vs culture of assertion o CNN’s numbers go up if there is a conflict because they can rely on the station for the real news...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course COM 143 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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