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Media Bias

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

The importance of getting both sides of the story.

We are currently living in a 24 hour news cycle.

The site Twingly delivers 3 million news articles a day to its website from over 150,000 active sources worldwide. In 2020, there were an average of 500 billion tweets a day. Every morning we wake up, every hour we check our phones, there’s something new to look at.

There are pro’s and con’s to the cycle, like everything else in life.

News stories can be produced and picked up much quicker because of the demand to fill the news hours. Our information is always current, always relevant, and always at our fingertips. We don’t have to wait until 6pm to hear about the latest election coverage, weather warnings, COVID updates, etc.

However, that amount of news always

being available can leave us feeling burnt out.

Having news on the internet has also led to more opinions based on them. There isn’t just one news anchor on your local station– there are tens of thousands of people online just waiting to share their version of the story. Not to mention, the more scandalous the story, the more buzzworthy the news is, regardless of how factual it is. And so, the waters can get very muddy, very quickly.