These films encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media with a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture.
Media bias charts, such as the one pictured below, can be a good starting point for understanding potential biases in specific news sources and publications. These charts will help you quickly determine if a source has a clear political bias or reputation for being unreliable. However, it's important to use your own critical thinking skills when reading news sources! You can consult a media bias chart to learn some context about an unfamiliar publication or website, but don't rely on a chart to evaluate your sources for you.
Chart rating the partisanship of news publications rated on two axes. Left-to-right rates sources on their Liberal to Conservative partisan bias. From Bottom to Top, the segments are: Contains Inaccurate/Fabricated Information; Propaganda/Contains Misleading Information; Selective or Incomplete Story/Unfair Persuasion; Opinion/Fair Persuasion; Analysis; Complex Analysis; Fact Reporting; Original Fact Reporting.