Bias in the Media Some may ask “How does the media show bias?” Bias in the media is very prominent these days. When an editor feels like one topic is more important than another, that editor may make a specific article in a newspaper, online editorial, a blog or others seem more important. Bias in the media can come in many ways, such as layout, photos and point of view. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, bias is not always an easy thing to detect. Some are better than others at detecting it, while some are blind to the bias and will believe whatever they read online, in a newspaper, etc. But what is one way to detect if something shows bias? Well, first, check the layout. “When it comes to printed news, the front page trumps all…” (Duzzet). This is a way to detect if the media you are reading is biased or not. Of course, it could just be that the news is actually more important than the other news that is in the smaller print. An example of this would be, say, the NSA invading peoples’ privacy rights, as opposed to a stray dog being saved. Both are interesting to some people, but most people would like to see the NSA story more, so they put that in front. This can be abused, however. Let’s say editor of the newspaper you are reading was paid by someone to keep the article in question lower priority than other current news. This might result in the newspaper coming out with the story of a stray dog being rescued in the headlines, while the NSA story is in smaller print near the bottom of the page. That would be showing bias because the editor feels like you do not need to see other news first, therefore making you read the “bigger” articles first. “…the stories easiest to see are the ones that will be forefront in the mind of the public…” (Duzzet). This is true, as well. The layout of the article in question directly relates to what the readers think about when they are reading it. Let’s say you see an article heading that says “26 orphans left stranded”. While reading the article about the orphans, you are thinking/waiting to read about them being stranded. However, if the article’s name was “26 orphans left stranded start doing parkour”, even if the article has nothing to do with parkour, the reader is waiting for the orphans to start doing flips off of walls and whatnot. Layout is a very prominent way to show bias, but it is not the only way to show it. Photos in the media are also a way to show bias that is very common in the current day and age. If a photo is taken by one photographer and not edited, and then the same photo is edited by a biased editor, the message that comes across in the photo would be very different. A common term for photos that have been tampered with, either positively or negatively, is the term “shopped.” This could mean the photo was changed to make it look more aesthetically pleasing, and it could also mean the photo was taken out of proportion and made to look like it means something that the original photo did not mean. An example of a photo that might be edited and biased is of a person in the military. If an editor for a newspaper, online blog or another news source finds it and edits it, it will come out differently. Let’s say that an anti-war editor finds it. He may use Photoshop to edit this photo to make it look like it is in a bad light. However, if the editor is pro-war, he may glorify the photo by making it look nice. If an unbiased editor finds it, the photo may be either not “shopped” at all, or it may be “touched up”, such as making the light brighter, clearing up blurs, etc. This shows how important bias is in photos. The general public usually believes what they see. If they see a photo that an editor “shopped”, it may make the public believe differently than what the photo is actually showing. Photos can show different points of view, as well. Bias in point of view is the media’s downfall. Since the public usually believes what they read, if the media shows any sort
the design and the construction process. Using different types of sources an explanation to the basic principles of contract law and how they apply. From doing this there will then be an explanation to what extent standard forms of contract are special types of contract. Contract that has been chosen is the JCT 2005 standard from of contract with quantities.
What is standard form of contract?
When it comes to standard forms of contract this is basically a standard type of contract that has been…
influential styles mainly at work to let management know what my interests are in the company. Some of the influential styles I use are friendliness, reasoning and assertiveness. I use these styles at the workplace so that I can be considered for special projects and to let management know that I am interested in moving up in the company.
Friendliness is a very important part of being influential. At my job, I smile at customers and let them know that I am friendly and available if they need my assistance…
software, there are multiple needs and different priorities from one user to another. It has evolved through the years up until most people including special needs can use it. The recognition technology could be based on fingerprint, voice, or face. Speech Recognition (SR) is the process that converting a speech signal to a sequence of words  using special algorithm model to implement speech recognition software. There are four types of the SR system based on the speech utterance and they are isolated…
apart communities, wastes millions in taxpayer dollars and does nothing to reduce crime.”
To attack this problem, the Southern Poverty Law Center has launched a multi-faceted new initiative, called the School-to-Prison Reform Project. Based in New Orleans, the project is seeking systemic reforms through legal action, community activism and lobbying to ensure these students get the services — both in school and in the juvenile justice system — that can make the difference between incarceration…
Define what a project is, and list the attributes of a project.
A project is an endeavor to accomplish a specific objective through a unique set of interrelated tasks and the effective utilization of resources. The following attributes help define a project:
1.Goal and objective eg: a project to develop new product may have an expected outcome to sell a cert certain number of products within a time period of one year.
2. series of interdependent tasks – a number of non-repetitive…
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Since I was five years old I’ve always been in love with teaching. Every day I would come home after school, line up my dolls, and pretend that I was a teaching a class. My mom has always said that she could hear each one of my teachers, teaching traits and words come out of me, as I was pretending to teach my dolls. My love for teaching started then, and has only gotten stronger. Growing up we had a family friend who's daughter has…
Independent Young Audiences chapters across the country work with local artists (including actors, poets, authors, musicians, dancers, painters, and sculpture) to provide special educational arts programs to area public school systems. Each YA chapter vets and then coaches its artists to help them prepare programs and supporting materials suitable for use in grades K-12. As a core business process within the thirty-two autonomous chapters that comprise Young Audiences…
EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT COURSE SCHEDULE PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS AND OUTCOMES ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT Workload Attendance General Conduct and Behaviour Occupational Health and Safety Keeping Informed SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS STUDENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
PART B: KEY POLICIES, STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND SUPPORT
PART A: COURSE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION
1. Staff Contact Details
Coordinator: Office: Telephone: E-mail:…
I-Search Paper; Special Effects
WHY I CHOSE THIS TOPICBOOM ! You're sitting in the movie theater and all of a sudden a car blows up. Or you're
quietly munching your popcorn while your favorite bad guy gets shot and starts to bleed. Did you ever wonder how these effects are created? I certainly have. Sometimes I got so involved in figuring out how a special effect was made, that I lost interest in the movie. That is why I chose special effects for my I-Search topic.
Assignment SIM335 Managing Projects
1) Network Diagram (activity on the node).
The Network Diagram is a method for project planning and –control. It is the graphical version of planned sequence of work. The Metra Potenzial Method (MPM) shows every process that has to be made in a project as a node. To represent the context between the activities the nodes are connected with arrows.
The Network Diagram (Appendix 1.0) has been drawn based on the table 1 to show the activities at Hansdon…