Two sides of the story

Reporters like to present both sides of the story. However, “it can be misleading for a journalist to give the impression that there is a 50/50 split on a particular question by quoting or broadcasting one ‘for’ and one ‘against’.”

Fiona Fox explains in this video using examples from science reporting.

 

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About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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