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  1. [US] A political bias in journalistic reporting, in programming selection, or otherwise in mass communications media.


Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered. The term "media bias" implies a pervasive or widespread bias contravening the standards of journalism, rather than the perspective of an individual journalist or article. The direction and degree of media bias in various countries is widely disputed.

  • also known as 媒體偏見

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Google previewActivism and Rhetoric (2010)

Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement by Seth Kahn, JongHwa Lee

The most important and oftneglected point regarding media bias is that bias on media that claim to be fair is more misleading than ...

Google previewGurus and Oracles (2012)

The Marketing of Information

Beyond such academic examples, media bias is a topic in a variety of popular discussions and publications. In the November 18, 2001, issue of the New York Times Magazine, Ajami covers at length the differences between Arab and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009)

by Stephen W. Littlejohn, Karen A. Foss

Most framing theory is critical; it emphasizes the negative sources and effects of media bias. Deliberate falsifying of information by media sources is called distortion bias. Onesided or unequal treatment of a political issue or conflict by media ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

See also media bias. bias, media See media bias. bindle paper Clean paper folded to use to contain trace evidence, sometimes included as part of the packaging for collecting trace evidence related to a crime. bill 1. A draft of a proposed law ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation (2016)

by Craig E. Carroll

Media system characteristics include media ownership and control, media reach and penetration level, media bias and tone toward corporations, and news topics of corporations mostly covered by the media. Multinational company factors ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Media Effects, 4 Volume Set (2017)

by Patrick R?ssler

News bias—also called ideological bias, media bias, partisan bias, or political bias—appears to come in three distinct types: coverage bias, statement bias, and gatekeeping bias. Since the last kind deals with actor–issue linkages, it will be ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set (2015)

by Gianpietro Mazzoleni

for the liberal media bias hypothesis. On the other hand, other scholars have argued that ownership has a stronger influence on partisan bias, where many media owners have shown Republican leanings. Furthermore, many journalism ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Communication (2015)

by Wolfgang Donsbach

tien-tSunG Lee University of Kansas KirSten GriMMer University of Kansas a media bias, the opposite of objectivity (→ objectivity in reporting) is differential treatment of a particular side of an issue, which can be measured quantitatively or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007)

by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs

The hostile media bias phenomenon happens when opposed groups of political partisans judge the same nonpartisan news coverage as biased against themselves. History and Modern Usage In a typical lab study of hostile media bias, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

While lacking empirical evidence of “bias” as defined by Entman, researchers have identified a conservative slant in media coverage of certain cases, such as social movements, unions' tax policy, and, oddly enough, media bias (more on this ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

quantitative media bias studies that analyze the guest lists of television news programs. While conservative media critics claimed that media skewed left— based on polls of journalists' voting patterns—FAIR argued that in journalism as it is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (2010)

by Susanna Hornig Priest

And any judgments about media bias must take into account the important contrasts, as well as the similarities, between the two occupational tasks. After reviewing four major criticisms of media coverage of social science— oversimplification, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

The same percentage perceived increased media bias against Muslims and Islam. According to the survey, 33% had experienced verbal abuse, 18% had experienced racial profiling, and 16% had experienced workplace discrimination.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Movement Media (2011)

by John D. H. Downing

Yet, graffiti contents were always sources of counterinformation or supplementary information, offsetting official propaganda or dominant media bias. Such communicative folklore was not neutral or indifferent, but confrontational. It commanded ...

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