Detecting Media Bias
Use your favorite Internet search engine to find a recent headline news story in one of the following areas: local or national politics, economics, or business news.
Write a 350- to 700-word paper clarifying the importance of making critical evaluations of news stories. Use the following questions to help develop your paper:
Was the reporting of the news story clear and accurate, with sufficient depth and breadth?
Were some facts reported while others were ignored?
Did the story consider alternative perspectives and worldviews?
Were there any questionable assumptions implicit in the story?
Were any implications ignored while others were emphasized?
Why is it important to make distinctions when undertaking a critical evaluation?