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CMST 220 - Public Speaking (Martin): Media Bias

Library information and resources for Susan Martin's CMST 220 class

Media Bias Chart


Screenshot of media map to click through to the website


Media Bias Ratings

Media Bias Chart from AllSides

Five Key Questions

Key Concepts

  • All media messages are constructed
  • Media messages are constructed using a creative language with its own rules
  • Different people experience the same message differently
  • Media have embedded values and points of view
  • Most media messages are organized to gain profit and/or power

Key Questions

  • Who created this message?
  • What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
  • How might different people understand this message differently from me?
  • What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
  • Why is this message being sent?


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