Journalists http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/957/all en Media Bias 101: What Journalists Really Think -- and What the Public Thinks About Them http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/media-bias-101-what-journalists-really-think-and-what-public-thinks-about-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Decades of Research Showing What Journalists Think, How Journalists Vote, What the Public Thinks About the Media, and What Journalists Say About Media Bias </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Media Bias 101</strong> summarizes decades of survey research showing how journalists vote, what journalists think, what the public thinks about the media, and what journalists say about media bias. The following links take you to dozens of different surveys, with key findings and illustrative charts. (Most recent update: May 2014)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/media-bias-101-what-journalists-really-think-and-what-public-thinks-about-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division Gallup Journalists Liberal Bias media Media Bias 101 Media Bias Basics Pew Research Center Polls Rasmussen surveys Thu, 08 Oct 2009 21:37:00 +0000 admin 29256 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-19: Indiana University Polls of Journalists http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists <p>Following up on polls taken in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/early-polls-journalists-1962-1985"><strong>1970s</strong></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-3-american-journalist"><strong>1980s</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-6-journalists-who-are-they-really"><strong>1990s</strong></a>, the School of Journalism at Indiana University in 2002 and 2013 surveyed journalists across the profession to create a statistical portrait of the typical American journalist.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division bias Democrats Indiana University Journalists Media Bias Media Bias 101 Reporters Republicans Mon, 19 May 2014 18:15:24 +0000 rich.noyes 46292 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-8: The Media Elite Revisited http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-8-media-elite-revisited <p>In 1995, Stanley Rothman and Amy E. Black 'partially replicated the earlier Rothman-Lichter' survey of the media elite. (See previous entry, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/static/biasbasics/Exhibit1,TheMediaElite.aspx"><em>The Media Elite</em></a>.) 'The sample of journalists mirrors that from the earlier study, including reporters and editors at major national newspapers, news magazines and wire services,' the authors wrote in a <a href="http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0377/is_2001_Spring/ai_73368520/" target="_blank">Spring 2001 article</a> for the journal <em>Public Interest</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-8-media-elite-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division Abortion Amy Black Journalists liberal Media Bias Media Elite Public Interest Stanley Rothman Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:05:00 +0000 admin 29228 at http://www.mrc.org Early Polls of Journalists, 1962-1985 http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/early-polls-journalists-1962-1985 <p>For a 2009 academic paper, “The Political Attitudes of American Journalists: A Survey of Surveys,” Northeastern University professor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.northeastern.edu/polisci/people/full-time-faculty/william-g-mayer/"><strong>William G. Mayer</strong></a> tracked down survey research from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, including the first known survey of journalists’ political ideology and party identification. <br /><br /><strong>KEY FINDINGS</strong>:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/early-polls-journalists-1962-1985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division Journalists Liberal Bias Media Bias 101 surveys Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:07:47 +0000 rich.noyes 45244 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-2: Major Newspaper Reporters http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-2-major-newspaper-reporters <p>In 1982, Fred Evans of California State University in Los Angeles asked reporters from the fifty largest U.S. newspapers about their political identification and for whom they voted in 1980. In that election, Republican Ronald Reagan won with 50 percent of the vote, compared with 41 percent for Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter and 8 percent for liberal Republican-turned-independent John Anderson. (Evans' data included in a 2009 paper by Northeastern University professor William G. Mayer, "The Political Attitudes of American Journalists: A Survey of Surveys.")<br /><strong></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-2-major-newspaper-reporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division 1980 election Journalists Liberal Bias newspapers Polls Reporters surveys Wed, 07 Oct 2009 22:03:00 +0000 admin 29222 at http://www.mrc.org Seven Millionaire Journalists who Cheer For Higher Taxes http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-millionaire-journalists-who-cheer-higher-taxes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 100 years after the income tax liberal anchors still support tax increases. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although many people will be focused on football Feb. 3, the date also marks a less-enjoyable event —&nbsp;the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax. On that day in 1913, the 16th Amendment was ratified making it possible for Congress to tax citizens’ income.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/seven-millionaire-journalists-who-cheer-higher-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Government Media Taxes bush tax cuts debt Deficit Diane Sawyer fiscal cliff fiscal cliff deal gas taxes gasoline tax George Stephanopoulos hardball questions income tax increased taxes Journalists Katie Couric Matt Lauer Mika Brzezinski millionaires normal tax standards shared sacrifice Soledad O'Brien Tax Hikes tax the rich taxes taxpayer pledge the rich Wolf Blitzer Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 42401 at http://www.mrc.org Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/marching-life-face-pro-abortion-media <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img width="300" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/january/MarchLife.JPG" />Today is the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., a day that is likely to pass with <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-ignores-massive-pro-life-march-fifth-year-row "><strong>limited</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-nbc-all-ignore-2011-march-life-mon-evening-tues-morning-news-coverage"><strong>if any</strong></a>, notice from a national news media which is hostile to the pro-life cause.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/marching-life-face-pro-abortion-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division abc Abortion cbs history Journalists Media Bias MSNBC NBC New York Times Polls Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:00:45 +0000 rich.noyes 42367 at http://www.mrc.org Updated for 2012: The MRC's 'Media Bias 101' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/updated-2012-mrcs-media-bias-101 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/MediaBias101B.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" />The Media Research Center has just concluded an update of our “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/media-bias-101-what-journalists-really-think-and-what-public-thinks-about-them"><strong>Media Bias 101</strong></a>” Web package, with more than 40 articles detailing scholarly research of the past 30 years showing the mostly liberal attitudes of American journalists and opinion polls showing the public’s growing recognition of the media’s liberal bias.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/updated-2012-mrcs-media-bias-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaigns Journalists Media Bias Polls public opinion surveys Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:20:21 +0000 rich.noyes 39889 at http://www.mrc.org Society of Professional Journalists Wants Members to Avoid Term "Illegal Immigrants" http://www.mrc.org/culture-and-media-institute/society-professional-journalists-wants-members-avoid-term-illegal-immigr <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A group that <a href="http://www.spj.org/aboutspj.asp">calls itself</a>, "The nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior" sounds important, and would probably be a stickler for accuracy among its members and in its own affairs, wouldn't it?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/culture-and-media-institute/society-professional-journalists-wants-members-avoid-term-illegal-immigr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture and Media Institute illegal immigrant Journalists Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:09:00 +0000 38746 at http://www.mrc.org Soros-Funded Group Behind Course for Journalists That Downplays 'Jihad' http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-group-behind-course-journalists-downplays-jihad <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new course on Islam designed for journalists tries to minimize the impact and importance of ''jihad'' by comparing it to the number of murders in America each year. That same course claims ''right-wing activists'' tried to tie American Muslims to terrorism and doesn't mention examples of Islamic attacks on press freedom.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-group-behind-course-journalists-downplays-jihad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Islamification activists america american foundation foundations funded groups Islam islamic jihad Journalists knight law million muhammad muslim Muslims open people received report shariah society soros western year Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:34:00 +0000 admin 2126 at http://www.mrc.org Journalists Warned: Beware of Conservative Bloggers Who Will Target You http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalists-warned-beware-conservative-bloggers-who-will-target-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Welcome to the club. Jeremy Peters reports: &quot;Preparing journalists to cover the presidential campaign these days is also an exercise in indiscretion management. In the new dynamic of campaigns, reporters themselves are targets both of political strategists as well as other journalists and bloggers....Some reporters have even found their personal e-mails leaked and used against them. David Weigel, now a columnist for Slate, was pressured into leaving his job at The Washington Post last year after he attacked conservatives in private messages that found their way to a right-leaning Web site, The Daily Caller.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Times media reporter Jeremy Peters issued a warning to young journalists on Wednesday's front page, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/business/media/campaign-reporters-are-younger-and-cheaper.html?sq=jeremy%20peters&st=cse&scp=1&pagewanted=all">Covering 2012, Youths on the Bus</a>': There are partisan bloggers out there who are out to embarrass mainstream journalists. Ironic, given that mainstream journalists have been doing just that to conservative politicians for decades.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/journalists-warned-beware-conservative-bloggers-who-will-target-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Media Bloggers Campaign2012 DavidWeigel JamesO'Keefe JeremyPeters Journalists liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:14:00 +0000 admin 506 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul.html">See Full Report</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">See Detailed List of Soros-Connected Journalists</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 2003 abramson amanpour analysis boards business cash claim component conflicts downie editor editors extensive foundations Fox funding groups including industry infrastructure institute investigative journalism Journalists liberal mainstream million millions motives news operations organizations population post president public questioning recommendations Reporters serve soros spend spent states united york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:12:00 +0000 admin 2082 at http://www.mrc.org It's the Economy, Stupids! http://www.mrc.org/commentary/its-economy-stupids <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to "recovery summer." Oops, that was last year when journalists told us that prosperity was just around the corner.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/its-economy-stupids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute 100000 add added bad business cbs crash debt economic economy fix Food gas high isnt job jobs Journalists left million month months nation NBC obama party people percent president prices Recovery reelection stamps summer term unemployed unemployment unfunded williams year Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:53:00 +0000 admin 29983 at http://www.mrc.org Sidebar to Special Report: Science Fiction http://www.mrc.org/articles/sidebar-special-report-science-fiction <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Al Gore's "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis," were his attempt to reach the entire globe with his alarmist message. Rather than merely report on the concerts, NBC went to great lengths to promote them and threw away any pretense of objectivity.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sidebar-special-report-science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media action aired climate coast code concerts coverage crisis hours Journalists NBC news reach study Mon, 23 May 2011 18:49:00 +0000 admin 27528 at http://www.mrc.org