Female experts are a rare sight on Ghanaian media programmes.
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If women are to have a public voice in Ghana’s media ecology then a great deal more needs to happen.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley – shown yelling – cried bias in the media’s coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
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The accusation of bias is like kryptonite for responsible news organizations: the stronger their piety to the ideal of objectivity, the more vulnerable they are to complaints made in bad faith.
Identify and stop the lies.
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A social psychologist explains how to avoid being misled, and how to prevent yourself – and others – from spreading inaccurate information.
Women have a huge amount to contribute to science and research, if the right support systems are in place.
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Reasons why women’s voices are ignored in science reporting range from socio-cultural influences that inform gender norms, to perceptions of leadership and political power structures.
Journalists need to be sensitised to the need for gender representation in media content.
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The media’s muting of women’s voices when reporting the COVID-19 crisis keeps women on the margins.
People see bias in the stories that favor the other party, but they tend not to see bias in stories favoring their own party.
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Charges of media bias are nothing new, though they’ve gotten louder since 2016, led by President Trump. But a press free to take a variety of viewpoints was the founders’ intention.
U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020.
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Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.
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News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.
As usual, the UK media landscape offered partisan coverage of the 2019 election.
It wasn’t the ‘Sun wot won it’, but the partisanship of the UK press made the Conservatives’ task a great deal easier.
Screenshot from Evolve Politics website with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg. Inset, her tweet reporting a story that turned out to be untrue. ITV’s political editor posted a similar tweet.
The BBC is looking exposed after a campaign in which it has taken fire from all sides.
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Analysis of the first week of the campaign shows that not all publicity is good publicity.
Assessing the national mood has become much more difficult, but the media have continued reporting them as though nothing has changed.
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This election showed that Australia is stuck with an increasingly polarised media, a highly concentrated media ownership landscape and no apparent way to do anything about it.
There is a sense that democratic societies have had enough of Murdoch’s propaganda machines masquerading as news services.
At some level, democratic societies have had enough of Murdoch and his propaganda operation masquerading as a news service.
Local communities have taken advantage of campaign trail visits by leaders such as President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Community radio stations have thrown themselves into the political discussion with gusto.
A local Winnipeg Jets tradition – the Whiteout Street Party – has been the source of controversy. Is it political correctness run amok or is the name insensitive to racialized people?
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A celebration for the Winnipeg Jets turned controversial when an anti-racist group challenged a “make Winnipeg white again” headline about the city’s NHL playoff “whiteout” parties.
Mourners carry the body of a victim of the New Zealand mosque shootings for a burial in Christchurch on March 20, 2019.
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As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
Hey Google: How’s your news?
Google News does not differentiate search results according to users’ politics – but it does favor mainstream news sites, which are seen as leaning left, and doesn’t clearly disclose how its algorithms work.
African-Australians protesting what they perceive as biased media coverage outside the Channel 7 studios in Melbourne last weekend.
The problem is the disproportionate amount of attention on the so-called African gang problem and the way these incidents are being reported.
It’s difficult to measure media bias.
Nearly half of Americans say they see a great deal of bias in the news media. But the research on this subject is unresolved.
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In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.