Mediated Reality

Mediated Reality

What does Van Belle mean when he says that, “political reality is a mediated reality?” What is the difference between experiential reality and agreement reality and how does the media contribute to agreement reality?


Media Biases

According to Gladstone, news outlets on both the left and the right share many of the same biases, including: commercial bias, bad news bias, status quo bias, access bias, visual bias, narrative bias, and fairness bias? Do you find her arguments in this regard convincing? Why or why not? Please be specific.


Filter Bubble

Most people assume search engines like Google are unbiased. According to Pariser, however, they are actually quite biased. How so? What is the filter bubble? How does it work, and what are its pros and cons?