Title Skewed : a critical thinker's guide to media bias / by Larry Atkins.
Imprint Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016.©2016
Author Atkins, Larry, 1961- author.
Date 01-01-2016
Physical description 360 pages ; 24 cm
Item 302.230973 ATK (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 310981 INLIBRARY
Major subject United States
Media bias
Mass media
Minor subject Overseas item
LCSH Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781633881655 (hardback)
Abstract "A probing critique of advocacy journalism, particularly its polarizing effect on society and politics, with reader guidelines for objectively evaluating news sources"--
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Going Inside the Echo Chamber -- ch. 2 What's the Goal and Purpose of Advocacy Journalism? -- ch. 3 The Early History of Advocacy Journalism: The Late 1700s and the 1800s -- ch. 4 The Rise of Corporate, Objective Journalism, and the Inverted Pyramid -- ch. 5 The Op-Ed Page, Editorial Page, Columnists, Editorial Cartoons, Yellow Journalism, Muckraking Journalism, and Investigative Reporting -- ch. 6 The Start of the Big Change: The Rise of Talk Radio in the Late 1980s -- ch. 7 The Rise of Fake Entertainment News and Celebrity Journalism -- ch. 8 The Rise of Sponsored Content -- ch. 9 The Rise of Fox News -- ch. 10 The Response of MSNBC -- ch. 11 The Rise of Blogging, Biased Websites, YouTube, Social Media, and Citizen Journalism and Their Relevance Today -- ch. 12 Is the Mainstream Media Liberally Biased? Does the Media Try to Be Objective and Balanced? --Contents note continued: ch. 13 What's News? What Are the Factors Used by the Media in Deciding What to Report? How Is Bias Displayed in the Selection Process? -- ch. 14 The Process of Reporting and How It Can Affect Bias -- ch. 15 The Polarizing Effect of Advocacy Journalism on Politics and Society -- ch. 16 The Popularity of Advocacy Journalism and Its Influence -- ch. 17 What's Good about Advocacy Journalism? -- ch. 18 What's Bad about Advocacy Journalism? -- ch. 19 The Future of Advocacy Journalism and Balanced Journalism -- ch. 20 The Importance of Being a Savvy Media Consumer.
LCN 1190098
Item ID 310981
Database Library Catalogue