I can't tell you how many people, in the wake of the awful tragedies that have occurred in the last month, have taken the media to the hot seat about how it is reporting news. Because of this, I wanted to share some facts and myths about the media, as a person with a degree in Mass Communication who worked as a daily reported in the highest-crime city in the state of North Carolina.
MYTH: THE MEDIA IS NOT BIAS
FACT: THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY
MYTH: THE MEDIA IS ALWAYS TAKEN TO COURT WHEN REPORTING MISINFORMATION
FACT: THE MEDIA CAN CHOOSE WHAT IT COVERS
MYTH: COMPLAINING ABOUT NEWS COVERAGE WILL SOLVE THE ISSUES AT HAND
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