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A presentation on the different types of bias

Emma Frazzitta

on 4 October 2012

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Different type of bias Benedetta Schiavi and Emma Frazzitta Bias through photos, captions and camera angles Pictures and films can offend and influence opinions. A paper can choose to include a photo for gaining attention but also for economic reasons. Bias by headline Bias through placement Readers of papers can judge first page
stories. Therefore, the newspaper thought it was more important than any other thing. . http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/sep/21/tension-anti-islam-film-muhammad-cartoons protests over anti-islam film and cartoon Many people read only the headline,and
they usually give their opinion judging it. Bias through selection and omission Bias through selection and omission is present in this article because there are phrases and words that represent an opinion. One of them is: "lewd and deliberately provocative sexual positions." The use of words with a positive or negative connotation. Bias by word choice and
tone. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3535959.ece In this article the word "provocation" is used in a negative way. Spark News media often use labels and titels to describe people,places and event Bias through use of names and titles In this article there is a
negative conduct, using words as
"violent" and "rumpous". http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/world/asia/protests-in-pakistan-over-anti-islam-film.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Bias by source control To detect bias,always consider where the news come from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/world/middleeast/anger-over-film-fuels-anti-american-attacks-in-libya-and-egypt.html?pagewanted=all http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/09/15/muhammad-the-murderer-child-molester-sex-offender-prophet-pretender/ In this article there is this type of bias because the New York Times isn't reliable, of course it will support the Americans and Obama. bias through crowd counts and statistics When in an article they use statistics and numbers to underline a situation. In this article they underline how many were in the riots to show how many they were. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4281556,00.html
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