Media Bias by Photo: The Hill Draws Criticism for Trump Crowd Pic

The Hill ( Center media bias ) recently faced charges of media bias and fake news after it tweeted a headline about Trump’s recent rally in North Carolina that didn’t match what was shown in the accompanying photo, then deleting it. “ JUST IN: Trump, supporters gathered without masks in...
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Story of the Week: Candidates Visit Kenosha in Wake of Violence

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Kenosha, Wisconsin became the newest site of anti-police brutality protests and violent rioting after Jacob Blake was shot by police on Aug. 23 . In the days following Blake's shooting, 17-year-old Kyle...
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Transparency Troubles: How the Associated Press Mixes News and Subjectivity

When an article is clearly labeled as “news” or “opinion,” do you read it with that in mind? People coming to a site or clicking on a link expecting hard news are sometimes met with subjective analyses and opinionated angles, and content is not properly labeled. AllSides has found even...
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Media Bias Alert: Details Omitted in Reports of Kenosha Shooting

Seventeen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with fatally shooting two people during nighttime civil unrest on Tuesday following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Videos of the incident circulated online almost immediately after it occurred, and...
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Story of the Week: RNC 2020: Speakers Try to Inspire Base, Engage Undecided Voters

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The Republican Party opened its 2020 election convention on Monday, featuring multiple prominent speakers aligned with the party and portraying President Donald Trump as America's best choice at the ballot box...
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When Republicans and Democrats Live in Alternate Universes

Donald Trump and Joe Biden lead two different political parties with two vastly different ideologies and two dramatically different sets of policy, cultural and societal goals. But the biggest contrast between their respective political conventions has not been about COVID-19, or taxes or...
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Story of the Week: DNC 2020: Biden Nominated, Speakers Take Aim at Trump

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The Democratic Party kicked off its first virtual election convention on Monday, featuring multiple prominent speakers and portraying Joe Biden as the candidate who can pull the nation together amid racial justice...
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Coverage of Harris as VP Pick Creates Partisan Filter Bubbles

For much of the past week, the media has largely set aside the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to go all in on coverage of Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate . To the surprise of few, the way any given news outlet covered the decision likely hinted at its editorial bias...
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Media Bias by Omission: 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant Shot and Killed in His Front Yard

Numerous conservative commentators took to Twitter this week accusing the national press of media bias by omission when it comes to the death of Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head by a man in North Carolina. The boy is white, the alleged killer is black. Local news...
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When College Football Games Affect the Presidential Election

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate did not have nearly the impact on the presidential race as other news that was breaking this week. If Donald Trump is not re-elected, he can blame Northern Illinois University. That’s not because the state of Illinois is in play...
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