Media Bias Analysis

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When I think of the news I picture mainstream media stations like CNN or Fox News going over what has happened in the world as short bits to fill the time slots. I don’t picture certain reporters, just the big name network presenting what is happening in the world, with different levels of bias. To me the news is any type of media that informs the audience of what is going on in the world, whether it is about celebrities or current events. It wasn’t until this essay that I accepted that I include celebrity gossip in my definition of the news.
After spending time self-reflecting, and realizing I didn’t know all the facts of certain things going around in the world, I have decided that I do not consume as much news as I should, in order to be
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Before reflecting on what I consider the news I did not even acknowledge that media, and pop culture could even be a category. But now that I include media in my definition of the news I have noticed that I pay attention to this type of news than any other. This category of news is very popular, all over everyday activities the media is bombarding us with pointless information. For example, the ends of grocery store checkout aisles have magazines with catchy titles to grab the reader. This type of media allows the audience an escape from reality. The readers are allowed to focus on other people’s problems and life rather than focus on what is going on in their own. I learned that I do this a lot. For example, my continuing story for the summer assignment was about Ryan Lochte rather than something more important, or something that would impact my life. This trivial knowledge about celebrities, provides an escape of reality for many people, including …show more content…
In order to become more involved, I can do a variety of things. I can learn to minimize my feelings towards certain subjects, so that I can listen to the arguments for longer periods of time. I also can work on finding a balance between the important news and the celebrity gossip. As well as find a way I like the news presented to me. From watching my news habits from the past two weeks I can see that I like reading printed articles but also appreciate short video clips of certain topics. As I continue to become more involved with the news I will keep an eye out for what I can do differently to become a more engaged and global conscious

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