Evaluating Bias in News Reporting

In Seeing White, we acknowledge that all authors write from a perspective. When working with students to critically evaluate news on social policy, resources developed by Media Smarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy, may be valuable in generating helping students to evaluate how perspective can influence news reporting.

These materials were developed for use with ninth through twelfth graders in high school, but could be adapted for other classroom needs.

http://mediasmarts.ca/lessonplan/bias-lesson

http://mediasmarts.ca/lessonplan/bias-news-sources-lesson

This satirical piece from Chris Hayes offers a thought-provoking perspective on what news reporting might be like if whites were stereotyped as violent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdSsBYO1oNI