Reporting Bias: Fox News Versus MSNBC on Santa Barbara Shooting

The search results below show headlines from Fox News and MSNBC for the keyword "Santa Barbara." Do you see any evidence of omission bias?  

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Insight for Aspiring Journalists from LinkedIn Influencers

Just in time for graduation, LinkedIn Editor Isabelle Roughol recently published data collected from more than 80 LinkedIn Influencers who offered what advice they would give to their 22-year-old selves. Knowing what they know now, several participants who work in media offered nuggets of wisdom. Take Arianna Huffington, for example. She told LinkedIn that she…Read more Insight for Aspiring Journalists from LinkedIn Influencers

Journalism and Corporate Ownership: Beholden to a Vision?

Below are links to stories on a connection between First Look Media, the United States government and combined influence over Ukrainian opposition groups (specifically as sources of funding for these groups). These stories also point to the problematic situation of when journalists engage in self-censorship, beholden to the ownership of the outlet they report through.…Read more Journalism and Corporate Ownership: Beholden to a Vision?

Deck of the Day: ‘Journalism is a Discipline Of Verification’

"The Essence Of Journalism is a Discipline of Verification." An interpretation of journalism being "a discipline of verification" is that it is both the act of renouncing the illegitimate assumption that journalists are able to maintain complete objectivity (and are, then, not truly human) and the act of acknowledging the profession as one of upholding…Read more Deck of the Day: ‘Journalism is a Discipline Of Verification’

House of Cards’ Slugline: A Techie Journo’s Dream?

Finally curious enough to see for myself what the fuss is over "House of Cards," I turned on Netflix and queued up the first episode of Season 1 yesterday. Seven episodes later, I'm starting to get why this online-only series has people hooked. Spoiler alert: Kate Mara's character, journalist Zoe Barnes, leaves her job at…Read more House of Cards’ Slugline: A Techie Journo’s Dream?

Many Journalists Held Back by Imposter Syndrome

In a recent article for The Atlantic, blogger and author of "The Up Side Of Down" Megan McArdle digs into imposter syndrome, an issue affecting many journalists. The article, titled "Why Writers Are The Worst Procrastinators," was published February 12. Here is an excerpt: This fear of being unmasked as the incompetent you “really” are…Read more Many Journalists Held Back by Imposter Syndrome