News Literacy

Learning how to analyze media bias

In Mass Media class, which I took my junior year, we focused on media literacy and understanding how to interpret biases and sort through news accounts to find the full story. We not only focused on specific bias’ and fallacies but also analyzed coverage of major news events.

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Finding and confirming information for a story

Link to PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17JK8IQpr_TO6yUrdQcUKiiVqNvI3OmsA/view?usp=sharing

For this story, I was provided with statistics for Missouri a day after they were sent to organizations, allowing me to verify information given in interviews. I also found a student source who would be able to contrast the bias portrayed by the adult sources, making a balanced story.

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