Media Bias: Finding It, Fixing It

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Jenn Burleson Mackay
McFarland, Mar 24, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 264 pages
In this book, scholars examine the many prevailing arguments about media bias from a non-polemical perspective. Essays cover individual forms of bias, including ideology, politics, television, photography, religion, abortion, homosexuality, gender, race, crime, environment, region, military, corporate ownership, labor and health. Each essay introduces the topic, presents arguments for and against the specific bias, assesses the evidence for all arguments, and includes a list of suggested readings. Two additional essays discuss the broader aspects of the bias debate and give a personal perspective on reporting the controversial Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
 

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Contents

Reporting the IsraeliPalestinian Conflict A Personal View
11
Ideology
24
Political Partisanship
35
Religion
50
Abortion
65
Homosexuality
81
Gender
90
Race and Ethnicity
105
Regional Bias
150
The Military
161
Television News
175
Photojournalism
184
Corporate Ownership
199
Management and Labor
214
Health and Medicine
229
About the Contributors
245

Crime
117
The Environment
133

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About the author (2016)

Author and editor of numerous books Wm. David Sloan is retired from teaching journalism at the University of Alabama. He lives in Northport, Alabama. Jenn Burleson Mackay is an advanced student in the doctoral program in mass communication at the University of Alabama and has been assistant director of the Graduate Project on Media Bias.

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