Is our media biased ?
I would say yes, because I believe media has become a business like any other. I believe that money dictates what is being covered in the media and how it is portrayed. I found a video that I think explains pretty good how media works.
Ideal journalism would be that a journalist tries to report as neutral as possible about a story. But in TV, this does not seem possible because the biggest news channel are leaning clearly towards two different political parties and do not report neutral at all. But how is it with print journalism ?
I think lately there has been a trend in print journalism of taking over stories delivered by PR agencies. Of course, the PR agencies want to make money. I have read an article with a study, that a lot of stories often make it to the newspaper without even being really changed or without further research on it. If it works that way, how can the journalist make sure that the information he got is not biased ?
And I think even if the reporter is doing his own story, you can never be unbiased. Your choosing of words might tell the reader your attitute towards a certain thing or which information you choose to cover or not to cover. I think no one can leave their bias aside but as a journalist I think you have a kind of a commitment to at least try. And I think you should try to uncover facts that the normal person is not aware of.
Do you feel that that is being done enough in the media ? Did you ever gain a critical perspective on something from the media ?