Answer the questions below: (attached)
1.How can word choice convey bias?
2. How is the term viewpoints defined?
3. Why is the term viewpoint far more than a synonym for the word opinion?
4. Explain the difference between a conscious and unconscious viewpoint.
5. Explain the difference between egocentrism and ethnocentrism. (Do Discussion Questions one through four on pages 202-203)
6. Viewpoints may be hidden in news framing. How are we able to discern the viewpoint of a publication or television station or program? Why is it valuable, as a critical reader or TV viewer, to be able to characterize or label their viewpoints?
7. Define propaganda and describe some propaganda that you were able to recognize. How did you recognize it?
Bias is often seen in journalism based on the headlines a newspaper chooses to use to get some kind of reaction. Therefore, bias can also be advanced through viewpoints because these are usually a person’s opinions that change from one individual to the other. Viewpoints can be conscious or unconscious based on what a person knows. Discerning whether a news source is credible or not is to evaluate whether other stations are stating similar facts.