In this book, scholars examine the many prevailing arguments about media bias from a non-polemical perspective. Essays cover individual forms of bias, including ideology, politics, television, photography, religion, abortion, homosexuality, gender, race, crime, environment, region, military, corporate ownership, labor and health. Each essay introduces the topic, presents arguments for and against the specific bias, assesses the evidence for all arguments, and includes a list of suggested readings. Two additional essays discuss the broader aspects of the bias debate and give a personal perspective on reporting the controversial Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
About the author
Author and editor of numerous books Wm. David Sloan is retired from teaching journalism at the University of Alabama. He lives in Northport, Alabama. Jenn Burleson Mackay is an advanced student in the doctoral program in mass communication at the University of Alabama and has been assistant director of the Graduate Project on Media Bias.
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