"BBC - Unbiased" Hmmmmmmmmmm.........
I hate political correctness... It'a new and in my opinion worst form of bigotry... And this after all those centuries of fighting against stubborn religious beliefs. Human societies can never be free to think what they say, not even in the time of internetz...
i read through the political bias thing and didn't see anything that serious ? it's been accused of being left and right-wing bias, and the only specific example they give is neutral coverage on a war which was considered unpatriotic (which is good for a news corps, actually)
Originally Posted by 98abaile
well, you'll really like fox or msnbc, depending on your political slant =)
Originally Posted by morten
I'll hold my hands up and be honest, I didn't read the wiki article due to time. I was trying to illustrate that the BBC has a considerable left wing and/or liberal bias (which it denies, but is certainly evident among it's employees, in it's news coverage and the way it selectively chooses which stories to air from time to time. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/sear...hrase=bbc+bias
Originally Posted by echoblaze
I like the BBC because despite it's biases, it does tend to have accurate and non judgemental news coverage "most" of the time. I just always have to take their coverage with a pinch of salt.
Oh! Something I know about!
I don't buy papers, they're too expensive over here...which is sad as I worked in one for a little bit. They're about two euro on average and to do the job you need to be buying at least five daily. Trust me when I say that journalists have biases just like any other person and tend to stick to people/ hire people who feel the same way as they do. That's just human nature.
I like the BBC, but as abaile says, you have to take it with a pinch of salt.
But that's how you should take all news to be totally honest. If you weren't there, you can't know.
We're trained to work off an inverted triangle system, which puts the most relevant facts first instead of writing chronologically. This is fine, but people's opinions differ on what is the most important fact in the story.
Daily mail I can read, but it tries to make you angry and afraid to go outside, which I don't agree with.
The Sun is a rag, but I like it because it doesn't pretend otherwise, like certain things.
The Times (no matter where you are) are too highly strung and unwilling to change to be of interest. (I'm not even talking writing style here, I'm talking pictures and even layout.)
Mostly I get my news from the radio, press releases and from news-based websites.
CPR is right though. Things get uploaded onto twitter and facebook before they hit the newsdesks. Because people who witness news talk, blog, twet, etc. before a journo even arrives on the scene much of the time.
If your looking for straight, unediting global news I would say go for a newswire, like CNW or Reuters.
I love Steal! <3
i like google news because it aggregates from all news sources.
yah, physical papers are going to become extinct - with news spreading way faster and cheaper over the internet, there isn't any more reason to use a printing press and couriers.
what *is* valuable is quality. if a major newspaper can establish consistent high quality works, it will attract more readers - thus more online ad revenue. i think this is the way that CSM is going. i honestly haven't heard of them till google news started featuring them a lot.