lesson 3 writing assignment


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It has long been argued, particularly by conservatives, that there is a liberal bias in the mass media. On the other hand, progressives and liberals counter that conservative media has its own bias and that conservative media spends most of its time trying to invoke fear and division in the general public. With these two points of view in mind, please respond to the following question.


(1) How is the media, biased, more towards progressive-liberal values, conservative values or in both directions depending on the specific media outlets you may access? Explain your response.

(2) Find two or more examples of media bias (video clip, article, images) and attach to your Dropbox submission. Explain in detail how these example/s represent media bias and the impact that it has on public opinion. As part of your research and examination of media bias include recent polling data results showing the public’s confidence in the objectivity or fairness of the media. Provide an Internet citation for each polling source discussed.

Writing Guidelines:

  • 4-5 double-spaced pages of text
  • Write in complete sentences and paragraphs. Bullet points or lists will not be accepted.
  • Be original - All papers submitted in this class are reviewed via Turnitin.com, a proprietary software database that identifies unoriginal material in papers. Please review the syllabus statement regarding the penalty for plagiarism. Your instructor will provide you with additional information.

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It is necessary first to define the media when discussing issues of media bias in the
United States. The media represents various means of mass communication, including published
and the internet that serve to store and deliver information. Most times, conversations
surrounding media bias revolve around politics in the United States. History of the media bias
dates back to the nineteenth century, and complaints about media bias often raise questions about
the role of the media. The primary purpose of news media is the transmission of objective factual
information. Since citizens cannot make wise decisions regarding public policy if they receive
distorted information, television news and other news outlets ought to be fair and unbiased.
The media find various ways to distract the public from their primary purpose. Similarly,
all types of media have specific audiences to whom they direct their information. According to
Robinson (2019, the press will, therefore, cut bits of information so that the audience gets the
information they wish to hear. The most prominent type of media bias is omission, which reports
partial information and leaving out the other part of the story. Omission could happen in a single
article or over a long time where the media only focuses on one side of the story (Eberl,
Boomgaarden, and Wagner, 2017). Bias also occurs through the selection of sources where a
media channel utilizes more sources supporting one view than the other. Bias by story selection
is also common in media....

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