Detecting media Bias

Use your favorite Internet search engine to find a recent headline news story in one of the following areas: local or national politics, economics, or business news.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper clarifying the importance of making critical evaluations of news stories. Use the following questions to help develop your paper:

· Was the reporting of the news story clear and accurate, with sufficient depth and breadth?
· Were some facts reported while others were ignored?
· Did the story consider alternative perspectives and worldviews?
· Were there any questionable assumptions implicit in the story?
· Were any implications ignored while others were emphasized?
· Why is it important to make distinctions when undertaking a critical evaluation?
· How would you evaluate this story if it were on the  news versus reading it online? What about on the radio?

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