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Defining Bias #5: Selective Omission

Defining Bias #5: Selective Omission

Part five of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #5 Selective Omission By choosing to report certain events over others, or withholding key details, the media controls access to information. Carelessly overlooking or excluding key facts is sloppy journalism. Cherry-picking details, at worst, is manipulative. Watch Haviv Rettig Gur of

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Defining Bias #4: Lack of Context

Part four of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #4 Lack of Context Context describes the conditions in which something happens. Without a frame of reference for readers, journalists can dramatically distort the true picture. For a newcomer to a contentious issue, context-free news is like walking into a cinema halfway

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Terror & Coexistence: Personal Thoughts on HonestReporting’s Mission to Israel

On June 9, a pair of Palestinian terrorists carrying homemade semi-automatic weapons opened fire on Israelis at the Sarona shopping center in Tel Aviv, killing four and injuring 16. Three days later a terrorist who had pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and injuring an additional 53. When I talk to my friends

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Defining Bias #3: Opinions Disguised as News

Part three of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #3 Opinions Disguised as News A journalist’s job is to report facts without injecting his own opinion or interpretation of events. Reporters are entitled to their opinions, and veteran journalists have insights that can and should enrich the public’s understanding of

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Defining Bias #2: Imbalanced Reporting

Part two of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #2 Imbalanced Reporting Journalism distorts news through disproportionate coverage, presenting only one side of the story, or misrepresenting fringe views as mainstream. For purposes of journalism, balance is defined as A state in which different things occur in equal or proper

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Defining Bias #1: Misleading Terminology

Part one of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #1 Misleading Definitions and Terminology Prejudicing readers through language. Language is too often used to promote an agenda. The media must exercise caution when consciously choosing to adopt (or avoid) certain terms, proper nouns, or foreign words. George Orwell articulated the potential

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The Eight Categories of Media Bias

Media manipulation is one of the most unfortunate aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’ve seen papers blur the distinction between journalism and advocacy, fact-checking failures become fatal, photographers and Palestinians twist reality in mutually beneficial relationships, semantics become politicized and news executives cover up news to protect access. We’ve even seen journalists abuse readers who dared to disagree. None

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Video: Israel’s Channel 10 Report on Media Bias feat. HonestReporting

Israel’s Channel 10 News report on international media bias featured the work of HonestReporting. Take a look! CORRECTION: In this video Channel 10 incorrectly referred to a certain headline (“3 Palestinians Shot Dead”) as coming from AP. In fact, that headline came from a different news source.

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