Bias Articles Essay

1154 words - 5 pages

Bias Article
News articles may portray information that is not true to make it sound more interesting. The writer usually has an opinion or perspective that he/she want to advance and get across to their readers, but wants to make that opinion and perspective sound like it's a fact. This is a way to increase the audience for an article. It also may be ways for the writer to get out rumours and gossip. There is an important distinction between fact and opinion, and the news should be giving us the truth and not lies. This is why it is highly important to not just rely on what an article states and to be open minded and read others.
The first kind of bias that I found was, bias ...view middle of the document...

These days, when bad things happen, it is often blamed on Islamic terrorism. But most bad events are not due to Islamic terrorism. By blaming the plane going missing on Islam, the headline may make people who already have a negative opinion of Islam think worse about it. Article b had an unbiased title, which was "Rescue Plane Scours Sea for Traces of the Missing Malaysian Jet. The title just, mentions how they are still looking for the plane. This is an accurate picture of what is happening right now.
Thirdly I found another bias called bias by photos, caption, and camera angles. This is when the article has a picture that just informs us about one person's point of view. In this article specifically, a caption in the corner, has a news channel asking to save the Christians. The article also says that many are facing death in Iraq, Pakistan, and Syria. The caption and the Christian deaths that the author talks about have nothing to do with the missing plane. This shows bias because the article tries to blame the missing plane on Islam and the countries mentioned are all Muslim countries.
Fourth of all, I found bias through use of names and titles. This happens, when the article refers to someone as a terrorist. Terrorist is a strong word and should be used carefully. In this article Islam was referred to a lot as being a religion with many terrorists because of past events. In the article it mentioned that the missing plane seemed to be the work of Al-Qaeda because of the similar tactics used. Just because a small group carried out an attack does not mean that Islam and Muslims should be seen as terrorists. Every country or religion has bad and good people. Terrorists are not just Muslims. And some people may see a terrorists as a freedom fighter. So using the word terrorists in the article without more facts is a bad idea. Article b didn't point out anyone specific for the cause of the plane missing, even though they did say the ways it could have gone missing.
The fifth kind of bias I found was word choice and tone, which is when the author says something to make...

Find Another Essay On Bias Articles

Media Effects Essay

972 words - 4 pages Media Effects The Effects of Media on the Public's Opinion Mass media - have you ever taken the time to consider two articles about the same thing? Some may be more bias against a group or idea, while others keep a strict, non bias view. The way the media portrays events may change or even corrupt people's thoughts on certain public matters. This paper will dissect four articles on the Woodstock riots and show the relationships and

The Effect of Media Bias in America

1191 words - 5 pages the opinions of a select few, I didn’t really know any different until I the got internet, and in the mid ninety’s I saw the beginning of the change in media but didn’t know it. So I ask now what has happened? In this essay I will review some facts on media bias and where we are today. I will express my opinion and the opinions of those around me by exposing the facts on media bias and how it affects me and my country. What is bias? Bias is a

National Salvation V. Counter revolution

708 words - 3 pages document was written to salvage and improve the new government. The Constitution did many positive things for the nation, and was the perfect remedy for the failures of of the Articles. However, it is manifest that the authors of the document were not as honorable as they may have been assumed to be. How they drafted the document and the bias they have put into it is still greatly effects us. The Constitution is a counter-revolution because it

The Role of Media Bias in American Society

2545 words - 10 pages The Role of Media Bias in American Society One of the major problems in the American media today is non-objective reporting which is also known as bias. This has been a trend since the early 1980?s and is very alarming for American citizens who watch the news for truth and honest reporting. Not only has bias been a problem in the broadcast media of ABC, NBC, and CBS, but it has also been a problem in mainstream newspapers such as The New

Pretrial Publicity: Media Coverage and Guilt Attribution Abstract: This study

1167 words - 5 pages system has struggled with the need to bar media influence from jurors and potential jurors. The bias that the media evoke usually represents community bias. Community bias directly influences pre-trial guilt attribution and therefore is detrimental to the justice system. However, since many have claimed that media poses little or no threat to pre-trial guilt attribution data was analyzed about five murder cases.Method Richard A. Shaffer, a

Women in print media: Biased language in newspapers

2312 words - 9 pages , and how it is directed at and perceived by both genders. Gender bias is directly correlated to the language used in headlines, articles, and commentary. According to Johnson (2001), newspapers headlines use schemes such as sensationalism, exaggeration, or word-play and often cater to male readers. Crystal (2003) and Davy (1969) contradict this idea by asserting that the central function of newspapers is to inform their readers with fair and

Syrian civil war

1228 words - 5 pages tries to manipulate people’s emotions by the quote implemented in text of innocent civilians being slaughtered. A fox news video broadcast entitled “U.S. fears Syria could use more chemical weapons” mirrors this Fox news article by also voicing john McCain’s opinion about the issue and describing the urgency for military action in the video. An equal aspect of some bias with news outlets can be seen with some Huffington Post articles. Huffington

A Comparison of Two Different Newspapers

1802 words - 7 pages he said. The Times uses only one, very small picture, which is neutral and doesn't make the Prince seem bias on foolish at all. The presentational features in both papers are very different and contrast in many ways. It is very interesting how the same story can be told in completely different ways just by how it is displayed. But also, a very significant difference between the two articles is the use of sensational

Stage Three

952 words - 4 pages , selection bias is a situation in which differences exist between the experimental and control groups of a study that might explain the results. Again, in my stage two analysis I found no selection bias. I came to that conclusion by the articles’ description of a randomized controlled trial (Ferro, 2013), in which the term “randomized” indicated that no particular methodology was used in assigning participants to treatment groups (those receiving

Gender Roles

876 words - 4 pages MEN IN COLLEGE DEGREES." 29 Jan 2008 <http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/womcolge.htm>.Childs, Ruth. "Gender Bias and Fairness." 29 Jan 2008 <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_pric/is_199012/ai_1085722160/pg_1>.Fairtest, "Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests." 23 Jan 2008 <http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Gender_Bias_College/>.Mccord, Luisa. Luisa Mccord on Enfranchisement .Robert, Rodriguez. "Test-driven

Liberal Media Bias in the United States

1560 words - 6 pages journalists, you will find that they report on the stories that they feel they want to get out. And when it comes to politics, they have a way of leaning more towards a democratic view. The American media has a way of portraying the news in a bias way, which has been studied, researched, and reported to be true. Journalists use their influence to persuade the opinions of their viewers or readers, and to get the people to believe what they are

Similar Essays

Bias In American Society. Refers To "The View From The Bottom Rail" By James West Davidson And Mark Hamilton Lytle, And Interviewes And Articles Of Ex Slaves

1867 words - 7 pages What does the word bias mean? Bias is a mental predilection or prejudice. The essay "The View from the Bottom Rail" by James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle opened my eyes on how American history could be looked at as one sided and even bias. Even today there is still bias in America. In today's society, racism and stereotyping occur in all aspects of life. It can occur because of one's gender, race, religion, culture, economic status, etc

Media Bias On Women’s Issues Essay

941 words - 4 pages Media Bias on Women’s Issues Detecting bias in news media is a challenge that every person who watches, reads, or listens to the news should accept. Subtle changes in the details of a story can change the entire focus of an event and affect all members of the audience. Applying the gender-based critique analysis process to the media coverage of the 2004 March for Women’s Lives in Washington, D.C. provides an excellent exercise in identifying

Mainstream Media Coverage Bias Essay

800 words - 4 pages —in other words, slanting in advertising and news programs by the media appeals to many consumers, even though facts are not delivered evenly any longer! In the Journal of Public Economics, David P. Baron reminds readers of a startling reality which augments commercial bias in the media: journalists may slant their articles merely for a front-page cover (Baron)! Baron’s main objective is to show how biased the media is, merely to obtain revenue; in

Media Bias Essay

1136 words - 5 pages Media Bias Is the Media Bias? Many people including myself believe that it is. On the other hand, there are people who believe that media is not biased and just states facts. These people (i.e. my dad), who believe that media is not biased also believe that everything on TV is true, in my experience. We see bias in media (print or broadcast) many times. It might be the subtlest of things that is unnoticeable to more blatant attempts