Analysis Of Mccarthy And Dolfsma's Neutral Media

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McCarthy and Dolfsma’s article (2013) titled: “Neutral Media? Evidence of Media Bias and its Economic Impact”, examined whether the media in today’s world is neutral and if it has any effect on the economy and the way we perceive news. The article came from the journal, Review of Social Economy and was published the 1st of August 2013. The authors are Killian J. McCarthy and Wilfred Dolfsma.
McCarthy and Dolfsma (2013) focused their attention on the effects that the media can have on society and the economy by looking at the question of whether the media is neutral or does it impact various societies and economies throughout the world. The article stated: “How neutral is the media?” and they went on to examine and propose why it is not neutral.
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They used 51 different sources to establish and prove that the media is not neutral, but that it plays a role in how we perceive the news and events portrayed on the media. The media seems to turn good news bad easily and can twist facts to make different points, perhaps with the goal of entertaining or keeping the reader or listener hooked. The article consists of different ways that the media can disrupt societies in what they put out and display. It talked a lot about journalists and how they see themselves as neutral. The article then showed how journalists are not neutral in what they do because of how they do their work and what information they choose to give out to societies. They gave different views on journalists and their work. This gave more evidence on how different people think and believe about journalists and those views help support the evidence of how the media is not neutral, but is destructive to societies and create false …show more content…
There have been many articles and research on the impact of media on societies around the world. The article (McCarthy & Dolfsma, 2013) showed that additional research should be done to improve and renew the research about this social issue. Although the media claims to be neutral, the media shows many ways of not being neutral. The article seems to prove this hypothesis by using various research articles to help the hypothesis successfully be proven. Many sources were used to prove or strengthen the hypothesis in this article, which seemed to suggest that this social issue can be proven to be correct and will strengthen the studies of this issue. I believe this helps to support the need for further research of this topic in the

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