Detecting Bias Quiz

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Detecting Bias Quiz - Quiz

Media bias quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Visit this link and analyze the first slide in the slideshow (do not advance).  Look for examples of any stereotyping and/or bias.  List the stereotypes that you see and explain any bias that you witness.

  • 2. 

    An editor can express a bias by choosing to use or not to use a specific news item. What kind of bias is this?

    • A.

      Bias through placement

    • B.

      Bias by photos, captions and camera angles

    • C.

      Bias through omission

    • D.

      Bias by source control

    Correct Answer
    C. Bias through omission
    Explanation
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  • 3. 

    News media often use labels and titles to describe people, places, and events. A person can be called an "ex-con" or be referred to as someone who "served time twenty years ago for a minor offense." This is an example of what kind of bias?

    • A.

      Bias through statistics and crowd counts

    • B.

      Bias through use of names and titles

    • C.

      Bias through statistics and crowd counts

    • D.

      Bias through selection and omission

    Correct Answer
    B. Bias through use of names and titles
    Explanation
    1 point

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  • 4. 

    Readers of papers judge first page stories to be more significant than those buried in the back. Television and radio newscasts run the most important stories first and leave the less significant for later. This is an example of what kind of bias?

    • A.

      Bias through placement

    • B.

      Bias by headline

    • C.

      Bias by photos, captions and camera angles

    • D.

      Bias by source control

    Correct Answer
    A. Bias through placement
    Explanation
    1 point

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  • 5. 

    To make a disaster seem more spectacular (and therefore worthy of reading about), numbers can be inflated.What kind of bias is this?

    • A.

      Bias by source control

    • B.

      Bias through placement

    • C.

      Bias through use of names and titles

    • D.

      Bias through statistics and crowd counts

    Correct Answer
    D. Bias through statistics and crowd counts
    Explanation
    1 point

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  • 6. 

    Companies and public relations directors supply news outlets with puffpieces through news releases, photos or videos. Often news outlets depend on pseudo-events (demonstrations, sit-ins, ribbon cuttings, speeches and ceremonies) that take place mainly to gain news coverage. What type of bias is this?

    • A.

      Bias by source control

    • B.

      Bias through statistics and crowd counts

    • C.

      Bias through selection and omission

    • D.

      Bias through placement

    Correct Answer
    A. Bias by source control
    Explanation
    1 point

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