What can we do about partisan media bias?


The simple solution is to check your sources, just as you would do if writing a research paper for a class. If you find a source to be biased, stop referring to it. Not only does this keep you from being misinformed, but it decreases the demand for partisan media, forcing news outlets who produced it to reevaluate its worth.


HELPFUL QUESTIONS


Who is doing the reporting and what are their credentials?

How diverse are the people and thoughts being portrayed in the report?

Are there apparent double standards or stereotypes in how different populations are covered?

Is the whole story given in context?

Is there loaded language?

Do the headlines match the story?

Are other sources reporting similar things?