Is it good to be biased?

Should news organisations be more open about their biases?

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Activities

  1. As a class, rank the following news organisations from 1 to 5, with 1 being the least biased and 5 being the most biased. BBC News, The Guardian, the Daily Mail, Sky News, The Day. Now discuss: are the “least biased” also the most trustworthy?
  2. Choose a news story that you are interested in. Then write two articles about it: one that is written in a neutral style which is based on facts, and one which is biased towards a certain opinion. Notice how your language changes, which elements of the story become most important, or even which image you use to illustrate it.