Media Bias in Abortion Perspectives Research Paper by Master Researcher

Media Bias in Abortion Perspectives
A look at media coverage of abortion in terms of liberal and conservative news perspectives.
# 40002 | 3,650 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 03, 2003 in Communication (Mass Media) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Sociology (Media and Society)


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This paper explores the treatment of abortion according to conservative and liberal news perspectives and shows how
such an emotionally- charged issue cannot help but create biased news stories in its wake. The paper demonstrates how there must be an increased audience awareness to the problems of bias and how bias can be used to influence the individual. The paper contends that in this way, an educated and informed audience would be able to receive information concerning loaded topics such as abortion from any source.

Outline:
Introduction
The Exploration of Partisan and Biased News Sources
Abortion in Communications: Taking on the Flavor of the Source
Conclusion: How Can Communications Be Improved?

From the Paper:

"As an emotionally- charged social topic, abortion is subject to various treatments in the media due to the nature of the discussion and the forum through which the discussion is being presented. Generally speaking, the media presentation of subjects related to abortion should be presented in a manner that is similar to the management that every topic is subject to, specifically a reduction of bias and an even- handed treatment of all sides of the discussion. Yet as author David Carr is quick to point out, even though these goals are the ideal of every story the reality is quite different, where: "The tone of our news coverage is often rife with judgment [and that] the decisions [that journalists] make are episodic, situational, and filled with relativism." (Carr: 1 - 2) Thus, if those presenting a given story on abortion are biased than the story itself cannot help but to reflect, at least in part, some of that bias.
"The treatment of abortion in a communications situation is therefore perplexing in terms of the fact that such an emotionally- charged issue cannot help but to create biased news stories in its wake. And, as shall be seen, while some stories are more obviously subject to bias than others, the majority of mainstream journalism stories focused upon abortion attempt to present a more balanced assessment of the topic yet are unable to do so due to some degree of partisanship. This paper shall explore the treatment of abortion according to conservative and liberal news perspectives."

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