Category Archives: news bias

LITTLE THEORIES

When we act like muggles In my field—mass communication—you learn that folks have all sorts of theories about how media affect us. But, many assumptions about media fail to pan out in real life, and here are three: Even bad … Continue reading

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Coyote Strikes

  Chipping Away at Traditions we once Trusted October is the season for Native American storytelling in Portland, where you are guaranteed to hear a tale about the trickster, Coyote. Each story has a lesson or a moral, and in … Continue reading

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This land is your land? Not so fast

Framing Thugs & Heroes: Part 2 If you look at how the news media covered the actions of a troupe of armed men (well, mostly men) who occupied a government building and wildlife sanctuary in Oregon in January 2016, you … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

When journalists euthanize the truth For weeks pundits have stressed over political happenings from Washington D.C. that are out-of-reach for most of us muggles: how do we make sense of uncensored tweets from the powerful? The unvarnished shills from a … Continue reading

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Kennewick Man’s Remains Returned

This past weekend we learned in the local news that remains of a 9500-year old skeleton discovered on American Indian land 20 years ago have been returned. In honor of the decision by President Obama and Congress, I’ve reblogged my recent … Continue reading

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When Headlines Encourage Distraction

Feeling Rotten, Part 1 You could probably write the New Year’s tips in your sleep. First, there’s the worst-and-best-of lists: Best movies Worst Twitter quotes Best albums Worst-dressed hip hop artists Then there’s the concoction of clips of actors who … Continue reading

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High gloss won’t restore the sheen on the warty toad

POLITICAL NEWS: Part 3 (Earlier this week I wrote that the comb-over candidate’s spinmeisters are redoubling their efforts to curb the candidate’s runaway tongue by having him stick to a carefully scripted playbook. Today’s New York Times confirms the prediction. … Continue reading

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