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Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students: Perceptions of bias and opinion
August 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
A common complaint of news consumers is that reporters inject bias into their coverage rather than just reporting facts. While there is truth to this, it happens far less than some might have you believe, and it rarely is intentional. Often the perceived bias is commentary that many people don’t distinguish from news. This session explores the perception of bias and offers steps journalists should take to draw the line between news and opinion.
This event is part of SPJ’s Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students. This series of summer webinars will explore issues surrounding the public’s distrust of the press, which students will encounter as working journalists. The first of the five sessions gives an overview of the problem. The others will suggest ways to address some of the most common or challenging ones. SPJ Journalist on Call Rod Hicks will moderate all sessions. All webinars are free to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive access URLs and passwords.