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The thinker's guide for conscientious citizens on how to detect media bias & propaganda in national and world news

Author: Richard Paul; Linda Elder
Publisher: Dillon Beach, CA : Foundation for Critical Thinking, ©2008.
Series: Thinker's guide series, #575m.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Paul; Linda Elder
ISBN: 9780944583203 0944583202
OCLC Number: 287461637
Notes: Cover title.
"Based on critical thinking concepts & tools"--Cover.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Democracy and the news media --
Myths that obscure the logic of the news media --
Bias and objectivity in the news media --
Forms of objectivity --
Perception of bias in the mainstream --
Propaganda and news story writing --
Protecting the home audience from guilt feelings --
Fostering sociocentric thinking --
Slanting stories to favor privileged view --
How to obtain useful information from propaganda and standard news stories --
Steps in becoming a critical consumer of the "news" --
Media awareness of media bias --
Sensitivity to advertisers --
Sensitivity to government --
Sensitivity to powerful interests --
Sensitivity to their competitors --
Bias toward "Novelty" and "Sensationalism" --
Critical consumers of the news --
Is it possible for the news media to reform? --
Is the emergence of a "critical society" possible? --
Dominant and dissenting views: finding alternative sources of information --
Becoming an independent thinker --
Buried, ignored, or underreported stories --
Summary --
Using the internet --
Additional alternative news sources --
Conclusion --
Abbreviated glossary --
Thinker's guide library.
Series Title: Thinker's guide series, #575m.
Other Titles: How to detect media bias & propaganda in national and world news
How to detect media bias and propaganda in national and world news
Responsibility: by Richard Paul and Linda Elder.

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