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FYS 100-07: McCombs - Issues of Race and Racism: Bias and Credibility

Bias Defined


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a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned:illegal bias against older job applicants;the magazine’s bias toward art rather than photography;our strong bias in favor of the idea.

unreasonably hostile feelings or opinions about a social group; prejudice:accusations of racial bias.

an oblique or diagonal line of direction, especially across a woven fabric.

Statistics. a systematic as opposed to a random distortion of a statistic as a result of sampling procedure.


Bias in the News

Bias is Part of the News

Media Bias

The above chart is from adfontes media, where you can see their methodology that determined how sources are ranked. Here's a link to the latest version of the chart: