Overcoming Bias

A Journalist's Guide to Culture & Context

Author: Sue Ellen Christian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351816861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Journalists go out of their way to avoid purposeful bias in the news. But there is a more pervasive set of internal biases and flaws in thinking that can lead to unintentional inaccuracies and distortions in news coverage. This engaging book offers a fresh take on reporting without bias, targeting the way that we categorize people, filter information and default to rehearsed ways of thinking. Included throughout are stories and on-target advice from reporters and editors, providing real-world voices and experiences. This advice and guidance is coupled with practical exercises that give readers the chance to apply what they learn. Overcoming Bias will teach readers to edit their thinking for habitual errors, making them more perceptive journalists. It provides a career-long foundation for challenging bias. This is an ideal text for a course on multi-cultural reporting or journalism ethics; it may also be used as a supplement in any course on reporting and writing, as each chapter deals with potential biases that emerge at each stage of the story process, from story ideas to editing.
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Reporting Inequality

Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity

Author: Sally Lehrman,Venise Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Under increasingly intense newsroom demands, reporters often find it difficult to cover the complexity of topics that deal with racial and social inequality. This path-breaking book lays out simple, effective reporting strategies that equip journalists to investigate disparity’s root causes. Chapters discuss how racially disparate outcomes in health, education, wealth/income, housing, and the criminal justice system are often the result of inequity in opportunity and also provide theoretical frameworks for understanding the roots of racial inequity. Examples of model reporting from ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, and the San Jose Mercury News showcase best practice in writing while emphasizing community-based reporting. Throughout the book, tools and practical techniques such as the Fault Lines framework, the Listening Post and the authors' Opportunity Index and Upstream-Downstream Framework all help journalists improve their awareness and coverage of structural inequity at a practical level. For students and journalists alike, Reporting Inequality is an ideal resource for understanding how to cover structures of injustice with balance and precision.
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Cross-Cultural Journalism

Communicating Strategically About Diversity

Author: Maria Len-Rios,Earnest Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317665473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Built on the hands-on reporting style and curriculum pioneered by the University of Missouri, this introductory textbook teaches students how to write about and communicate with people of backgrounds that may be different from their own, offering real-world examples of how to practice excellent journalism and strategic communication that take culture into account. Specifically, the book addresses how to: engage with and talk across difference; identify the ways bias can creep into our communications, and how to mitigate our tendencies toward bias; use the concept of fault lines and approach sources and audiences with humility and respect; communicate with audiences about the complexity inherent in issues of crime, immigration, sports, health inequalities, among other topics; interpret census data categories and work with census data to craft stories or create strategic campaign strategies; reconsider common cultural assumptions about race, class, gender, identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, disability, and age, and recognize their evolving and constructed meaning and our role as professional communicators in shaping national discussions of these issues. In addition to its common sense, practical approach, the book’s chapters are written by national experts and leading scholars on the subject. Interviews with award-winning journalists, discussion questions, suggested activities, and additional readings round out this timely and important new textbook. Supplemented by additional case studies and examples of best practice, Cross-Cultural Journalism offers journalists and other communication professionals the conceptual framework and practical know-how they need to report and communicate effectively about difference.
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Everyday Media Literacy

Author: Sue Ellen Christian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780815386599

Category:

Page: 264

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In this graphic guide to media literacy, award-winning educator Sue Ellen Christian offers students an accessible, informed and lively look at how they can consume and create media intentionally and critically. The straight-talking textbook offers timely examples and relevant activities to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to assess all media, including news and information. Through discussion prompts, writing exercises, key terms, online links, and even origami, readers are provided with a framework from which to critically consume and create media in their everyday lives. Chapters examine news literacy, online activism, digital inequality, privacy, social media and identity, global media corporations, and beyond, giving readers a nuanced understanding of the key concepts and concerns at the core of media literacy. Concise, creative, and curated, this book highlights the cultural, political and economic dynamics of media in our contemporary society, and how consumers can mindfully navigate their daily media use. Everyday Media Literacy is perfect for students (and educators) of media literacy, journalism, education, and media effects looking to build their understanding in an engaging way. ontemporary society, and how consumers can mindfully navigate their daily media use. Everyday Media Literacy is perfect for students (and educators) of media literacy, journalism, education, and media effects looking to build their understanding in an engaging way.
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Confessions of a Journalist

Articles on What's Wrong with the U.S. Press, Followed by Editorials on Subjects of Public Interest

Author: Victor S. Yarros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anarchism

Page: 32

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Reaching Audiences

A Guide to Media Writing

Author: Jan Johnson Yopp,Katherine C. McAdams

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205286225

Category: Mass media

Page: 394

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A new edition of an instructional textbook for developing writing skills for use in various mass communication settings. The material is organized into four sections which cover the basic writing process and the critical role of the audience, specific tips for refining compositions, methods of infor
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