One of the first rules you're taught as journalist is it's impossible to be unbiased, since the second you're born you are in an ideological prison
that shapes your attitudes and opinions.
As for least biased journalists see Robert Fisk, Adam Curtis, Rageh Omar etc..who present facts then their own opinion and interpretation on these
matters allowing the reader to see the difference.
In terms of which is the least biased News Organisation - it's easily Al Jazera, all the world's best journalists have long moved to working for them
as they're one of the only media outlets left that will fully fund in depth reports to provide news at a loss instead of being sold for profit as a
commodity by taking 80% of content from AP or Reuters like other news orgs do.
Newspapers are biased because it's impossible not to be and because of limited page space and the capitalist, for-profit run model it's easier to
package things into good vs. bad, wrong vs. right or common public perceptions than taking the time and effort to investigate the real reasons why the
various situations considered news worthy.
There's an excellent documentary called 'It Felt Like A Kiss' by Adam Curtis that explores this fact. The intro goes a little something like this.
'When a nation is powerful, it tells the world confident stories about what will happen in the future - these stories may be enchanting or frightening
- but they make sense of the world
Around thew globe billions of events go on every day, some are reported, others not, so when the power begins to ebb, the stories come undone - all
that is left are fragments that haunt us like half forgotten dreams'.
originally posted by: Ceeker63
I think that the internet has caused a lot of problems when it comes to who is and who is not biased. Once news organizations started using the
internet as another place for them to spew forth their agenda they took advantage of it.
On the contrary it is used to provide the audience with what the audience want.
Analytics and the like are used to monitor what people are reading in order to discover which subjects are the most popular -thus profitable - for the
news org to print. The news has long since given up trying to explain the world and instead leaves us, the citizens, to try and explain it for them -
the only problem is we don't have the slightest clue about anything as so much goes on in the world every second of every day.
11-11-2014 by bastion because: (no reason given)