Bias vs Perspective

Project Overview/Background:

Everyone has a unique perspective on any issue. It is based upon their own unique experiences. Everyone also has a bias. Human nature dictates this.

Bias and perspective are very similar. Here are the definitions:

  • Bias: a particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice
  • Perspective: the state of one’s ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship

Essential Questions

  • What media do US teens prefer? Why?
  • How do viewers identify and account for journalistic bias?
  • How does media shape one’s opinion on any given issue or individual?

Critical Engagement Questions

  • Can any journalist / news provider be bias-free and do viewers want that?
  • How can individuals become more critical of their news information?
  • What does it mean to be conservative or liberal?
  • How do other countries report US news and how do they represent the US?

Your Task/Requirements:

Use the Essential Questions and the Critical Engagement Questions to report a story by interviewing Staters.