What forms does news bias take?

How does bias in the news manifest itself? Unfortunately, it's not always easy to recognize. No self-respecting reporter is going to come right out and say "And this next sentence is biased, so watch out!" Rather, we must try to find bias ourselves, and in order to do so we must know where to look. We have found that the most common ways that bias manifests itself in the news are through word choice, omissions, the limiting of debate, framing of the story, and a biased selection and use of sources.


Sources are important! You cannot always trust information from all sources.

Taken from http://www.comics.com/wash/pcnpixel/archive/pcnpixel-20030221.html. ©2003 Thach Bui. Reproduced for educational purposes only.