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Media Bias

"Media bias" is a term that has been used very much in recent months.  It is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered.

Reading from a variety of sources to make sure that you have many different viewpoints is simple.  Just "follow" a paper on Facebook or Twitter and you will have the day's headlines from many different sources.   

Below is a graphic from the Pew Research Center that shows what type of leanings people who read certain sources have.  If you want to see what many different types of people are thinking, read from both ends of the graphic- for example, if you are already following NBC News and add the Wall Street Journal you will have a broader view of the same topic reported. 

Note that the further you go from the middle of this chart, the more biased the source is considered to be.