Regaining the publics trust in the media would help reheal the country.
Politically motivated Selective Exposure and Percieved Media Bias
They way people consume media now, they’re basically expecting it to be biased one way or another. This asks the question, how would be benefit from the media in genreal if there was a positive perception surrounding it? A surevey was conducted in Wisconsin where people submitted their own accounts of recieving biased media. They discussed how they felt politically driven stories since 2011 have had an affect on how they view media.
The article says that the general percepion of the media is that it is biased, but self selected media isn’t. This speaks to why Americans have tried to branch out and find other, non- mainstream, news sources.
The Wisconsin study also found that there were opposite patterns of media bias and selective media. This shows that the trust in the media had been lacking and only grew more divided since that point.
Matthew Barnidge, A. C. (2017, June 14). Politically Motivated Selective Exposure and Perceived Media Bias – Matthew Barnidge, Albert C. Gunther, Jinha Kim, Yangsun Hong, Mallory Perryman, Swee Kiat Tay, Sandra Knisely, 2020. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0093650217713066#articleCitationDownloadContainer
Comparative and Corrective Action: Percieved Media Bias and Political Action in 17 Countries
In this article, people in some cases have been known to act out in vvarious ways against the media, if they find that the media is biased against them. There was a Comparative National Election project which gathered data from 17 countries. The evidence showed a positive and trusting relaitionship between people and political action when it comes to media bias. This evidence does vary from country to country.
The results of this experiment can be used to show how effective freedome of the press has been in other countries, as well as trends in political action across the world.
Barnidge, M., Rojas, H., Beck, P. A., & Schmitt-Beck, R. (2019, November 11). Comparative Corrective Action: Perceived Media Bias and Political Action in 17 Countries. Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/ijpor/article/32/4/732/5620395?login=true
You Are Fake News: Political bias in Perceptions of Fake News
This article dives deep into the term “fake news” itself and describes how harmful the concept can be. The author discusses how much the term grew in regular dialogue since 2016, largely due to the Trump campaign. A national survey was conducted and the consensus seemed to be that most fake news was presented to the public by way of the biggest news corporations; Fox News and CNN. The study also showed that conservatives were the group who used the word more often. This was driectly lnked to a lower trust in media overall, as well as more support for Trump.
Sander van der Linden, C. P. (2020, February 27). You are fake news: Political bias in perceptions of fake news – Sander van der Linden, Costas Panagopoulos, Jon Roozenbeek, 2020. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0163443720906992
Changes in the Perception of Meida Bias
This article takes a close look at how people started to view bias in media differentely following the 2016 election. One conclusion of research in this area was that percieved media bias was something that caused Hillary Clinton to lose the election. The effects of media bias seemed to vary based on how much attention people payed to the campaigns. In the end, it appeared that strong Democrats and more independent Republicans.
Kirby Goidel, N. T. (n.d.). Changes in perceptions of media bias – Kirby Goidel, Nicholas T. Davis, Spencer Goidel, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2021, from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053168020987441
Infulence of News Media Bias on American Perspective of White Supremacy
This article takes a close look at the close relaitionship between how we view certain examples of white supremacy and neo- naziism because the media steers away from those subjects. They highlight the other side of that, how people practicing the religion of Islam were vastly targeted after 9/11, and the media covered that largely. The whole people was labled by a threat in the eyes of the media, and that was almost 20 years ago. Now when White Supremacy is still very much active, the media doesn’t put the heat on it like it should.
Humphrey. (2019, November 12). Influence of News Media Bias on American Perspective of White Supremacy. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/concern/theses/6t053j656