About VICE Media In 2015, when Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit inmates at a federal prison, VICE Media was selected to be the media group to produce a video of the visit. [View] Journalists with VICE Media have been given exclusive access to people and places that other media agencies are… Continue reading VICE Media Wrongly Tied to Militant Extremist Group
News media outlets have increasingly been under scrutiny for producing stories that are labeled “Fake News” which could be broadly described as stories that provide exaggerated, biased, misleading, or false information. In some cases, the stories are accurate, but the selection of those true stories is biased to present an overall message. Among the first… Continue reading Media Reform: Associated Press Does the Right Thing in Deleting Ambiguous “Animals” Tweet
Are you getting a ‘balanced diet’ in the news you consume? Consuming news from a few diverse sources helps give you a broader understanding of what’s going on, and what news will likely to be influencing others you interact with. It’s interesting to observe the impact of an election year on the map. Tensions and… Continue reading News Media – Source Bias Map
On January 22, I posted an article about a subtle aspect of reporting that impacts how accurate or misleading the message of a story is. By way of simple analogy, let’s say there’s a video of someone’s retirement party. The video is edited in such a way that the crowd shots shown in the video… Continue reading Eclipsing and Storyline Drift
What makes Facebook so popular and addicting is that you’re constantly inundated with news, ads, and information about things you like, agree with, and are highly interested in. The BlueFeed RedFeed study report by the Wall Street Journal shows how polarized and polarizing today’s news sources are. Anyone not purposefully seeking news from a variety… Continue reading Our news sources are increasingly polarized and polarizing
Update: 27 Nov 2022 This article was originally posted on 28 Jun 2016. The claims and conclusions have been confirmed and elaborated on in the subsequent years by humble and apologetic voices of established media outlets. From The New York Times (22 Dec 2017: Here are some other stories on this topic: The original article… Continue reading Thirteen major news stories that the media got wrong about Donald Trump — and why you should care.