News, Views, and Attitudes Part 3: How Mainstream Journalists Do Their Jobs

Category: Season 10

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Mark Kelley, PhD., Author, Journalist

Mark Kelley, PhD. is a native Pennsylvanian, who taught journalism/mass communications at Syracuse University and the University of Maine, after twenty-five years as a professional journalist.

Media literacy is the ability to critically analyze stories presented in the mass media and to determine their accuracy or credibility. This series explores the state of the news media and their audiences today, trying to examine whether truth can be found there and, if so, how someone might be more successful in extracting it. This session explains how mainstream journalists do their jobs and looks at the commercial and ideological pressures under which they work. It examines ethical standards journalists are committed to, and reviews scholarly research attempting to answer the question: Are American journalists biased?

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