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East Greenwich High School Library: Media Bias

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Fake News in the 1890's - Yellow Journalism

The Yellow Press, illustration from 1910 depicting William Randolph Hearst as a jester tossing newspapers with headlines such as “Appeals to Passion, Venom, Sensationalism, Attacks on Honest Officials, Strife, Distorted News, Personal Grievance, [and] Misrepresentation” to a crowd of eager readers — Source.

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Media Watchdogs

There are media watchdog groups who aim to police the news media and check bias. Keep in mind that these groups may operate from their own political bias. For example: