The Influencing Machine:A Visionary and Opinionated Work of GraphicNonfiction on the Media and Its Discontents.
Brooke Gladstone                    Cartoon VersionIn Real Life                          Host of…
About The BookIllustrated by Josh Neufeld
Types of Media Biases•   Commercial Bias-News has to be new to sell•   Bad News Bias-Bad news also sells news•   Status Qu...
What kind of bias is this?
What kind of bias is this?
‘The Donut Hole’
Objectivity is Impossible!Transparency is the newobjectivity!                        Bias is Inevitable!!!   Which means… ...
Your Media Diet: Fun Exercise• In two minutes, write down what you ‘eat’ for  media, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.• H...
Remember…
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The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone

  1. 1. The Influencing Machine:A Visionary and Opinionated Work of GraphicNonfiction on the Media and Its Discontents.
  2. 2. Brooke Gladstone Cartoon VersionIn Real Life Host of…
  3. 3. About The BookIllustrated by Josh Neufeld
  4. 4. Types of Media Biases• Commercial Bias-News has to be new to sell• Bad News Bias-Bad news also sells news• Status Quo Bias- don’t rock the boat, baby• Access Bias-Gatekeepers pay a price• Visual Bias-pictures over words• Narrative Bias-fitting facts into standard plots• Fairness Bias- bending over backwards
  5. 5. What kind of bias is this?
  6. 6. What kind of bias is this?
  7. 7. ‘The Donut Hole’
  8. 8. Objectivity is Impossible!Transparency is the newobjectivity! Bias is Inevitable!!! Which means… Reporters should link to their sources Disclose their voting records Then make kick- ass, reliable, quality journalism
  9. 9. Your Media Diet: Fun Exercise• In two minutes, write down what you ‘eat’ for media, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.• How much do you trust these sources? Where can you identify bias in these sources?• What’s healthy and what’s junk?• Does it nourish you? How?
  10. 10. Remember…

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