biases. The five data sources I chose were the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, JSTOR, and Seth’s blog. The primary reason these sources attract me are for their political and economic information. My primary source would be the Wall Street Journal. I read it for its economic and political issues. This source has been proven to be reliable. The newspaper is the most circulated in the United States, and the twelfth most popular globally. For the most part, any source that is recognized on a national
alternative facts and the future of journalism. Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace shared his strategies and nearly fifty years worth of experience with students and faculty Thursday. Inclement weather forced Wallace, the featured speaker at the Roy H. Park Lecture, to connect via Skype. But he spoke to a full audience that evening, with people even sitting or standing along the walls of Carroll Hall Room 111. Throughout Wallace’s career in the news industry, he has witnessed the extent of the numerous
discuss the opinions expressed in Gasland, Fracknation, Truthland, and other articles written on the subject, while offering my own opinion on the subject of fracking. As depicted in the popular documentary Gasland, created by the New Yorker and Pennsylvanian Josh Fox, many negative effects come from fracking. He finds a personal connection to these issues since his family owns property in Pennsylvania that an oil and gas company wanted to drill on. This is what began his mission to find the truth
Fox News: The Rise of Politically Partisan Infotainment Consumers now have access to more information than in any other point in history, and are being subjected to partisan news on a larger scale than ever before. Partisan news outlets, such as Fox News and MSNBC tailor their broadcasts to appeal to the confirmation bias of their target audiences. Each network not only chooses which stories to run based on the interest of their target demographic, but also frames the facts in a way that leads
classes. It is amazing how quickly time gets going once homework starts coming due. This week we are discussing unreliability in our research sources. This is an extremely important topic because one bad piece of information in your paper can lead to a loss of credibility. The first topic for our forum this week is why Wikipedia is an unreliable and unaccepted source. Plan and simple, anyone can go on a Wikipedia page and change the information to whatever they want. I have known this for a long time.
Intro Although there is a common misconception that fossil fuels will cause pollution, mankind should rely on fossil fuels for energy not only because they are cheap and plentiful, but also because alternative energy is very unreliable. Coal $0.10 Natural Gas $0.07 Nuclear $0.095 Wind $0.20 Solar PV $0.125 Solar Thermal $0.24 Fossil Fuels are cheap and plentiful. Coal costs 10 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the 12 cents to 24 cents of solar panels.
There’s an overwhelming number of sources for news to reach the public. There is Fox news, CNN, BBC, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Propublica (a non-profit), and NPR, just to name eight. All these news sources impact our daily lives as we make tough decisions on things like who our president will be, what kind of food we eat or don’t eat, or what kind of people we like or don’t like. Some journalism exposes things that other people don’t want exposed. This type of journalism is called
Social media bias. In the article, “Don’t blame social media for fake news”, Mike Hamm is defending social media such as Facebook, twitter,etc. He talks about social media only being a place for people to share their own opinions about news and not being a place to get actual facts. Hamm describes social media as a “coffee shop” (Hamm, Mike no.5, pg6). He says all social media is, is a place for people to gossip and eventually, there will be a better social media website to take the place of Facebook
promotion of the public’s activities in their life such as purchasing goods through market propaganda, and it is also found in politics, foreign affairs, and in many other fields. Most importantly propaganda is depicted in the informercialization of the news, which is connected with subliminal advertising and commercialization of public events and individual promotion such in communication websites. However, there is great debate over propaganda and persuasion that is casted in the media, which I will
things we view as facts. Our main source of information comes from the media and it is what helps us gain a sense of the world we live in and the happenings around it, but sometimes it clouds our perception giving us a false sense of reality when it comes to news. In recent years the media has become, to many, unreliable when it comes to its deliverance of the news because of its strong bias and because the media, including social media outlets just as much as news networks and cites, has different