Framing Bias

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The Search for Objectivity What is a Journalist? According to Paul Spectator’s 20-year-old Oxford dictionary, a journalist is defined as “ a person employed to write or edit a newspaper or journal”. Now mind you, I mentioned it was 20-years-old. An update is more than due because journalists haven’t worked exclusively for journals or newspapers for 100 years (Spectator 2010). Today’s definition is that a journalist is someone who can collect and distribute information about current events, people, trends, and important issues. Or put simply, a content provider. If you think about it then, there are more journalists working than you may think. To be a journalist, you need not to attend college, or be employed by a…show more content…
Entman, Entman describes the guidelines that news companies fallow to get their audiences to think or act in a certain way. Entman earned his Ph. D in political science and National Science Foundation Fellow of Yale. He studied at Yale, the University or California-Berkely, and Duke where he graduated and later returned to teach. I’ll be using the same article in the next section, because he then informs his readers how to identify when a news corporation is considered bias. First, Entman states that “most of the studies that do explicitly explore bias focus on presidential campaigns and administrations and find little evidence of decisive or consistent, liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican bias, but yet this still sits uneasily alongside other findings that reveal news consistently favoring one side and seem to not be considered “bias”, but slanted.” ( Entman 2003) The best definition of power is the ability to get others to do what one wants, in order for a news corporation to disperse the power they wish to different issues, or in this case, political views, they use what is called

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