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1st Edition

Overcoming Bias
A Journalist's Guide to Culture & Context

ISBN 9781934432204
Published January 1, 2012 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book is about biases that affect journalism at every stage of reporting and writing. It shows journalists how they can examine and know their habits of thought, offering advice and strategies to help them embrace a more inclusive and open-minded approach to a multicultural society coverage.

Table of Contents

1. Context, Culture and Cognition 2. Habits of Thought 3. Encountering the News 4. Story without Stereotype 5. Understanding Culture, Understanding Sources 6. Training the Reporter’s Eye 7. Critical Decisions before Deadline 8. The Power of Words and Tone 9. Attribution and Editing without Bias 10. Journalism and Reflective Practice

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Author - Sue Ellen  Christian

Sue Ellen Christian

Professor of Communication, Western Michigan University
KALAMAZOO, MI, United States

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