Semester Projects 2011

My Semester Project

My semester project was about analyzing news sources, and finding out whether the audience was getting fact or opinion. I began by using The Onion, a fake news source that took real news and spoofed it. Then I moved on to comparing the coverage of major news events, in order to find out what role opinion played in these news stories. Finally, I hoped to point out that many times news stations have a biased opinion based upon political affiliation. A major conclusion I found was that Fox News had the biggest bias, and was overly slanted to the right wing conservative side. This blog brought to light a lot of issues with in the news, and I have learned to be more conscious about the programs that I watch. Now when watching the news I hope to be more aware about the opinions held by the anchors and by the news companies as a whole.

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