Accuracy In Media (AIM) is an American organization which monitors the news media in the United States. Founded in 1969 by Reed Irvine, at the time an economist with the Federal Reserve, AIM describes itself as "a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage". It commonly attacks what it sees as liberal bias in the media. In spite of AIM's claim of political neutrality, many mainstream media sources and liberal media watchdog groups such as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting refer to it as a conservative organization. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accuracy in Media"
Audrey Seiler is a native of Rockford, Minnesota and in 2004 she faked her own abduction in Madison, Wisconsin. At 2:30 a.m. on March 27, 2004 Seiler was seen on a surveillance camera leaving her apartment without her coat and purse, leaving her apartment door open, suggesting she expected to return quickly. Police initially investigated her disappearance as an abduction. She eventually admitted that the whole thing was a hoax and as of 2005 is paying monthly restitution (scheduled to total $9,000) to the Madison Police Department, which spent an estimated $100,000 on the case. The case was investigated with the help of the FBI and garnered attention from many national news sources ( Fox News ** , CNN ** , CBS ** , the National Review ** ) as well as local papers ( Badger Herald ** ) and television stations ( Channel 3000 ** ). The morning news broadcasts on NBC, ABC, and CBS aired a combined 98 minutes of coverage, leaving some to ponder the existence of Missing White Woman Syndrome. ...more on Wikipedia about "Audrey Seiler"
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is an American-based media research group founded in 1993 by environmentalist writer and political activist John Stauber. It publishes PR Watch, a quarterly newsletter edited by Laura A. Miller. Stauber and CMD research director Sheldon Rampton have published several books describing what they call the murky world of public relations. Another CMD project is the SourceWatch website (formerly called Disinfopedia), a Wiki, which CMD describes as "a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests." ...more on Wikipedia about "Center for Media and Democracy"
CNNNN (Chaser NoN-Stop News Network) is an Australian television show, satirical of the American news channels CNN and Fox News. It is produced and hosted by the same team that publishes The Chaser newspaper. ...more on Wikipedia about "CNNNN"
Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a commonly used term among media critics, policy makers, and others to characterize ownership structure of mass media industries. These individual media industries are often referred to as a ' Media Institution'. ...more on Wikipedia about "Concentration of media ownership"
Culture of fear is a term proposed in a variety of sociological theses, which argue that feelings of fear and anxiety predominate in contemporary public discourse and relationships, changing how we relate to one another as individuals and as democratic agents. Though each of these theses may provide different accounts for the sources and consequences of the trend they seek to describe, most share the basic claim that this is a relatively new phenomenon with important and potentially harmful implications. Many commentators who endorse this view are found on the political left, and some make more specific allegations about cultural manipulation by opponents on the political right. ...more on Wikipedia about "Culture of fear"
The use of ethnic stereotypes in American media has been a dominant and resonant topic since early United States history. Art being a reflection of the society, the ethnic stereotypes typically represent a point of view toward an ethnic group. Early media portrayals of Afrans, Asians, Native Americans, Irish, Germans, and others tended to be overtly racist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ethnic stereotypes in American media"
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), founded in 1986, is an American organization that works against and documents bias in the media, censorship, and erroneous reporting. FAIR describes itself on its website as "the national media watch group" and defines its mission as working to ...more on Wikipedia about "Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting"
Norm MacDonald was probably the first to use the term "fake news" in popular culture; the phrase was part of his lead-in when hosting Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. Since then, it has often been used to describe news satire. Jon Stewart of the Daily Show often uses the phrase "fake news" to describe what he does as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fake news"
False balance is a term used to describe a perceived or real media bias, where journalists present an issue as being more balanced between opposing viewpoints than the evidence actually supports. Journalists may present evidence and arguments out of proportion to the actual evidence for each side, or may even actually suppress information which would establish one side's claims as baseless. ...more on Wikipedia about "False balance"
Frontline is an Australian comedy television series which satirised Australian television current affairs programs and reporting. It ran for three series of 13 half-hour episodes and was broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1994, 1995 and 1997. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frontline (Australian TV series)"
The hostile media effect, sometimes called the hostile media phenomenon, refers to the theory that ideological partisans often think that media coverage is biased against their particular interests in an issue. This phenomenon has been identified experimentally. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hostile media effect"
The Independent Media Center (aka Indymedia or the IMC) started as a vision for a global, open network of DIY journalists and alternative media activists. It was and remains closely associated with the global justice movement, which criticizes neoliberalism, NAFTA and the World Trade Organization. ...more on Wikipedia about "Independent Media Center"
Infotainment or soft news, refers to a general type of news media broadcast program which either provides a combination of current events news and entertainment programming, or an entertainment program structured in a news format. ...more on Wikipedia about "Infotainment"
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Journalism ethics and standards include principles of ethics and of good practice to address the specific challenges faced by professional journalists. Historically and currently these principles are most widely known to journalists as their professional " code of ethics" or the "canons of journalism." The basic codes and canons commonly appear in statements drafted by both professional journalism associations and individual print, broadcast, and online news organizations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Journalism ethics and standards"
Journalistic scandals includes practices such as plagiarism, fabrication of quotes, facts, or other report details, staging or altering the event being putatively recorded, or anything else that may call the integrity and truthfulness of a piece of journalism into question. As their reputations for accuracy and truthfulness are arguably the most important assets of mass media outlets, many strictly enforce codes of journalistic ethics and carefully screen their reports for factual accuracy, publishing corrections even for minor errors soon after a story appears. When a case of journalistic fraud is discovered (especially at a prestigious media outlet), it is widely reported upon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Journalism scandals"
Komkommertijd is a Dutch word, literally meaning " cucumber time". It is in reference to the lull of news stories that occur during the summer vacation period - that the news is as thin and watery as a cucumber. Another explanation is that it is the period of the year when every successive day there is a story in the paper about another longest cucumber - including a picture with the owner, of course. ...more on Wikipedia about "Komkommertijd"
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a book by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, first published in 1988. ...more on Wikipedia about "Manufacturing Consent"
:This is the main article on Media bias. For specific information on liberal and conservative bias in the United States, please see Media bias in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Media bias"
Claims of Media bias in South Asia attract constant attention. The question of bias in South Asian media is also of great interest to people living outside of South Asia. Some accusations of media bias are motivated by a disinterested desire for truth, some are politically motivated. Media bias occurs in television, newspapers, school books and other media. ...more on Wikipedia about "Media bias in South Asia"
Claims of media bias in the United States attract constant attention. Partisan activity from every area of the US political spectrum may concentrate on some aspect of real or perceived media bias. The question of bias in the US media is also of great interest to people living outside the US, in the English-speaking world and (increasingly) outside it. This interest may proceed from the extent that global media can be seen to be concentrated in US ownership. ...more on Wikipedia about "Media bias in the United States"
Media circus is a pejorative description of the media. The term is an idiom and not an objective observation. For those who use it, the term describes a news event where the media coverage is perceived to be out of proportion to the event being covered, such as the number of reporters at the scene, the amount of news media published or broadcast, and the level of media hype. Media hype is another term used frequently in reference to a critique of news and entertainment media. ...more on Wikipedia about "Media circus"
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being pursued not only in the cities, towns, and countryside of Israel and the occupied territories of West Bank and the Gaza Strip with bombs and bullets, it is also a media battle being waged on television and in newspapers and magazines. This article, Media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is about the coverage of the conflict in the media, and the efforts of all parties involved to win the "war of words". As Efraim Inbar, director of the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, says, "Wars are won, not only on the battlefield, but also with words." ...more on Wikipedia about "Media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"
Media Imperialism is a critical theory regarding the perceived effects of globalization on the world's media. It is closely tied to the similar theory of cultural imperialism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Media imperialism"
Media Matters for America is a non-profit organization founded by former journalist David Brock. Media Matters monitors for and criticizes what it identifies as materially substantiated conservative misinformation found in media news reports, public affairs and talk radio shows from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and others. Through the group's web site, launched in May 2004, Media Matters describes itself as "a Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Conservative misinformation is defined as news or commentary presented in the media that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda." ...more on Wikipedia about "Media Matters for America"
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