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English 102: Bias in Publications

Websites to help you determine bias

These websites can help you recognize bias and separate fact from hyperbole
Understanding Bias from the American Press Institute


Bias in Publications

We all know websites can be biased.  Look at these two:

The image on the left is an archive of the home page from the King Center, a nonprofit center that exhibits memorabilia and promotes Dr. King’s teachings.  The website on the right is a page sponsored by Stormfront, a white supremacist group, made to look like the King Center’s page.

While we know to look for cues on websites, other publications can have bias.  Magazines may lean more towards the right (conservative) or left (liberal), or they may be bipartisan (neutral).  What follows is a list of magazines that fall under each category.

Check them when you are making an argument to make sure your source isn’t biased.

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