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  • bias or not?

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    Bias or Not?      The most political news story that is being reported on these past few weeks has been the nomination and debate over President Bush’s nomination of John R. Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations. One of the most watched and influential news channels, CNN has been following this routine story closely. The President nominated Bolton in March of 2005 but the Senate has been delaying the vote of the nominee for several weeks. The story on CNN was headlined

  • Bias

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    Bias           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

  • bias

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    of media biases and their implications in three news stories from various newspapers including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times through content-analysis and comparison. Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse M. Shapiro in “Media Bias and Reputation”from the Journal of Political Economy argue that media biases, distort information to make it conform with consumers’ prior [political] beliefs in order to shape reports in whatever way will be most likely to improve the reputations

  • The Bias of Communication: Media and Bias

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    citing television as their main source of world news (Philo and Berry, 20011: p276). Yet how biased is the media we rely on and what is the source of the bias? In this essay, I will seek to address these two concerns, by analysing the forms of media and then the content of media, and examining how these two aspects could be understood as containing bias. Over the course of human history it can be seen that the forms of media that have been used can be separated into four broad categories. There are oral

  • Africacial Bias And Racial Bias

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    Journalists, as well as all of us, can have racial bias and not realize it. Most people do not realize that they are racists or what they said was racist until someone points it out to them. Journalists write articles for the gain they will receive once it is on the news. Their economic interests are always on their mind. This perspective provides a strong foundation for ethnic blame and incognizant racism. They assume that by reproducing ethnic blame it will increase ratings. The more ratings they

  • Bias In Printmedia

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    the bias within the articles. Bias is not so easily recognized. Writers have the gift to blend the bias in with their work. It is so well done, that in order to see the bias, one must thoroughly analyze the article. A person must also know what the types of bias are and how they are used. There are many different types of bias that are used in health related articles such as statistics and crowd counts, word choice and tone, and through omission. Print media demonstrates these types of bias in many

  • Media Bias

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    Media Bias Introduction      One problem that plagues us everyday without us even realizing it is media bias. We see it in the news. We see it on our favorite sitcoms. We read it everyday in the paper. Yet, we really don't recognize it when we hear it or see it. Media bias is evident in every aspect of the media, yet the problem is that we don't even recognize it when it is right in front of our faces. Are the impressions that we form about individuals a product of the media? Do we form certain

  • Hindsight Bias

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    Hindsight Bias "Oh, I shouldn't have missed that question, I knew the answer." No I didn't, I just thought I did. I just further proved the concept of the Hindsight Bias, or the "I knew it all along phenomenon." This concept came about in the late seventies when psychologists Paul Slovic and Baruch Fischoff began studying how scientific results and historical happenings always seem like common sense to people when in fact , they had no idea. Once people find out something has happened,

  • CPI Bias

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    Jeremy Rudd, provides a comprehensive analysis of the five causes of the bias in the CPI and a new set of estimates for them. They claim to be more accurate than previous estimates as a result of procedural improvements at the BLS (Bureau of Labour Statistics), new research and alternative judgment of existing information. This essay will briefly explain the report’s argument, giving further detail about the two main sources of bias; upper level substitution and new or improved goods entering a market

  • Attributional Bias

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    other driver for braking late. An attribution is what causes a person to act therefore; attributions are a way of humans making sense of the world. There are three main types of attribution bias which can affect recall: The fundamental attribution error (FAE), hedonistic relevance and self-serving bias. FAE involves a person over emphasise internal factors as the cause of other peoples behaviour, however, the person will over emphasise external factors as the cause of our own behaviour. Hedonistic