From text to memes to videos, where do you go next? Google, right?
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Below is a media bias chart produced by a nonpartisan group, Ad Fontes Media This link opens in a new window. Notice the designations along the top as the chart categorizes media sources from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Notice the criteria down the side from "Original fact reporting" to "Contains inaccurate, fabricated info." Watch the video below this chart about how your Google search results might be biased. Then scroll down to see instructions for your next task!
For the most recent version of the Media Bias Chart (Version 6.0), visit Ad Fontes Media's Interactive Chart This link opens in a new window. When the page opens, be sure to scroll down to the interactive chart where you may type in your media outlet name to see where it falls on the chart for reliability and partisan bias.
The video below is a clip of a TED Talk by Eli Pariser explaining the phenomenon of filter bubbles on the internet.
Pick one media outlet from the Media Bias Chart above and record it on your poster template. Note which column your source is from on the chart and add that label to your template ("extreme liberal" or "skewed liberal" or "neutral" or "skews conservative" or "extreme conservative."
Go to your selected media outlet website and search using the key word "gun violence" (be sure to include quotation marks so it will search for that phrase and not the individual words).
Select one relevant article from the result list; screenshot it and paste it into your poster template in the designated area. Remember to copy and paste the link beneath the image.
Practice SIFT This link opens in a new window to check the validity of the source:
After "sifting" your article, rate your article on the poster template as: