About This Show
Frameshift is a podcast that discusses how perspectives affect the world. We explore the development of various viewpoints through history and philosophy, and we dissect current events through the lenses of differing outlooks drawn from politics, the arts and the sciences.
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Ep. 23: Which Media? Whose Bias?
Jan 16 17
Politicians and other powerful figures routinely lambaste “the media” for treating them in ways they feel are unfair or for perceived biases. Yet there is no such thing as “the media.” In its broadest terms, almost everything and everyone can be described as part of the media. Even the more restricted classification of “news organizations” span a broad spectrum, often competing against one another. Yet there are commonalities among journalists and media outlets that generate certain kinds of biases – just not the ones the politicians accuse them of. Today we ask who “the media” really are and what kinds of biases they really share.