Perceptions of Political Bias in the Headlines of Two Major News Organizations

  title={Perceptions of Political Bias in the Headlines of Two Major News Organizations},
  author={J. Weatherly and T. Petros and Kimberly M. Christopherson and E. Haugen},
  journal={The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics},
  pages={104 - 91}
Although claims of media bias are abundant, systematic and scientific investigations of potential biases are rare. The present study was an attempt to determine whether a perception of bias would be found in the headlines of lead or major stories taken from the Web sites of two major American news organizations, CNN and FOX News, during the final two months of the 2004 presidential campaign. Significant perceptions of bias were found. Overall, headlines taken from CNN were rated as… Expand

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