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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bias in Not-For-Profit Online News - PEW Study

The question of bias in "news" is like being asked ... "Do you still beat your dog?" On The Media: Ideological Bias at Non-Profit News Organizations takes up the story via a Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The report  investigates The New Landscape of NON-Profit News Sites.

My quick take away from their story is how incredibly tiny (2 and 3 people, sometimes with one reporter) these organizations are. Second the more "funders" you have the more "independent" you are. Lastly PEW is advising us all to be informed and asking these organizations to be more transparent about agendas and funding!

Two asides -
  1. Why did OnTheMedia not include any direct links to the PEW study ... I had to go looking!
  2. The PEW site has a three-way interface to the report, the data and a guide.
The links are worth following ... and interestingly harder to set up than usual to make it more certain they will remain correct and active over time!

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