Annotated Bibliography - Ashley White Eng 101-Sec 055...

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Ashley White Eng 101-Sec 055 December 3, 2007 Annotated Bibliography Baron, David P. "Persistent Media Bias." Journal of Public Economics 90.1-2 (2006): 1-36. Baron discusses the issue of media bias and how many surveys indicate that the public perceive the media as biased. The scholar also states that “bias has two effects on the demand for news” (Baron 1). He argues that the general public is more “skeptical of potentially biased news so they determine to rely on their own decision-making. This skepticism reduces demand and leads news organizations to lower prices of their publications” (Baron 1). Baron also claims that the other effect of media bias is that journalists choose some news stories over others because they see them as more valuable. “If journalists are given private information on a news story, they may choose a certain story over another in order to gain a higher position in their field and better recognition” (Baron 1). Baron also defines bias using the meanings from a study conducted by ASNE, where people were asked what bias means to them. Baron’s study is connected to my research topic because he talks about the effects bias
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