OnTheDaily our goal is to be objective and honest. I am not saying most media is intentionally biased, even though it is. An unbiased media outfit is really hard to create. Bias in the media refers to how news outlets and journalists present information in a selective or slanted manner, wittingly or unwittingly to support a particular point of view or agenda. Media bias can come from the people who are in the media, and how they produce their content.
WHY ARE PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA BIASED?
The bias I am writing about is not intentional, but they are still biased. The way this bias in the media happens is the people who choose and write the news. Journalists, editors, and other writers bring their perspectives, experiences, and biases to their work.
These biases can shape how they select, frame, and present stories. For example, a blogger who holds strong political beliefs may be more likely to cover stories that align with their ideology, while downplaying or ignoring stories that challenge it.
BIAS IS EVERYWHERE
Bias can manifest in various forms, including selection bias (choosing which stories to cover or not cover), spin (presenting information in a way that favors a particular perspective), and omission (leaving out relevant information that may challenge a preferred narrative).
Overall, bias in the media is a complex issue that is influenced by a range of factors, including the people who choose and write the news, the media organizations themselves, and their funding sources. We look at all of those at OnTheDaily because the first step to fixing a problem is recognizing there is a problem.