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Bias in Publications

We all know websites can be biased.  Look at these two:

The image on the left is an archive of the home page from the King Center, a nonprofit center that exhibits memorabilia and promotes Dr. King’s teachings.  The website on the right is a page sponsored by Stormfront, a white supremacist group, made to look like the King Center’s page.

While we know to look for cues on websites, other publications can have bias.  Magazines may lean more towards the right (conservative) or left (liberal), or they may be bipartisan (neutral).  What follows is a list of resources that fall under each category.

Websites to help you determine bias

These websites can help you recognize bias and separate fact from hyperbole
AllSides www.allsides.com/
FactCheck.org www.factcheck.org/
"Understanding Bias" from the American Press Institute www.americanpressinstitute.org/journalism-essentials/bias-objectivity/understanding-bias/

 

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