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Media Political Leanings

Where does my news source fall on the ideological spectrum? Why is that important?

"Media bias is an important topic because of its potential effects on society, particularly when it comes to the populace making informed decisions about issues that affect it the most."
Michael Aliprandini & Simone Flynn "Media Bias: An Overview"

Where can bias hide? Is it covert or in-your-face?

  • Reporting (what facts are selected? are the facts verifiable?)
  • Headlines (does the headline match the story?)
  • Was the story covered at all?
  • What pictures are included?
  • Where else?