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Skewed : a critical thinker's guide to media bias

Author: Larry Atkins
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A probing critique of advocacy journalism, particularly its polarizing effect on society and politics, with reader guidelines for objectively evaluating news sources"--
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Atkins, Larry, 1961-
Skewed.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016014340
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Atkins
ISBN: 9781633881662 1633881660
OCLC Number: 950751183
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Going inside the echo chamber --
What's the goal and purpose of advocacy journalism? --
The early history of advocacy journalism : the late 1700s and the 1800s --
The rise of corporate, objective journalism, and the inverted pyramid --
The op-ed page, editorial page, columnists, editorial cartoons, yellow journalism, muckraking journalism, and investigative reporting --
The start of the big change : the rise of talk radio in the late 1980s --
The rise of fake entertainment news and celebrity journalism --
The rise of sponsored content --
The rise of Fox News --
The response of MSNBC --
The rise of blogging, biased websites, YouTube, social media, and citizen journalism and their relvance today --
Is the mainstream media liberally biased? Does the media try to be objective and balanced? --
What's news? What are the factors used by the media in deciding what to report? How is bias displayed in the selection process? --
The process of reporting and how it can affect bias --
The polarizing effect of advocacy journalism on politics and society --
The popularity of advocacy journalism and its influence --
What's good about advocacy journalism? --
What's bad about advocacy journalism? --
The future of advocacy journalism and balanced journalism --
The importance of being a savvy media consumer.
Responsibility: by Larry Atkins.

Abstract:

"A probing critique of advocacy journalism, particularly its polarizing effect on society and politics, with reader guidelines for objectively evaluating news sources"--

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