Media Bias Analysis

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Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered. The news is our main source of finding out what is going on in our communities and all over the world. News can be obtained on television, online, or in newspapers. This makes media bias relevant in communications today, because it is important to create our own perception on politics and news. All news media has the potential to be bias, can sway public opinions on political elections, and persuade what the audience’s perception on issues are. “All news is biased” (Campbell, 2013). Everyone has an opinion and feels a certain way about particular political issues. Media bias is a problem in the United States, because most…show more content…
Keeping the news completely free of bias is a difficult task. Journalists are under time and space constraints, which causes them to moderate their own political agendas, making all news biased (Campbell, 2013). Journalist are also responsible for choosing what is broadcasted or published. Not everything can be fit into the time slot or writing spot they are given. “Editors choose certain events to cover and ignore others; reporters choose to particular words or images to use or rejects” (Campbell, 2013). When only certain topics are addressed in the media, that is when Americans claim the news is bias. The news chooses to ignore certain issues, because they have to make the decision on what should be exposed to the public. Media coverage may benefit one party in an election by choosing which issues they cover (Baum, 2004). By choosing what to address on media, may help or hurt candidates, depending on the topic chosen. Media chooses what topics are addressed based on what that news company thinks is the most important, or interesting and will help their news get the most

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