Annotated Bibliography

Chalif, Rebecca. “Bias on MSNBC & Fox News.” Web log post. EM&P. Electronic Media and Politics, 30 June 2011. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.

This has some great pie charts that demonstrate bias found in newscasts.  It compares bias in MSNBC news casts and Fox News casts. I’m not sure what kind of merits this person has but she explains her research. The graphs are great because they look at different aspects of bias and offer a more complete picture. This is an objective source, they chose to look at both liberal and conservative bias.

Dunbar, John. “Behind Closed Doors.” Center for Public Integrity. N.p., 22 May 2003. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

This is an article documenting covert meetings that the big media companies have been having with FCC officials. This site makes a point of presenting information in a non- biased way so this article has very little bias. I also think that it is pretty trustworthy. Used the quote from it: “The nation’s top broadcasters have met behind closed doors with Federal Communications Commission officials more than 70 times to discuss a sweeping set of proposals to relax media ownership rules”

Dunbar, John. “Networks of Influence.” Center for Public Integrity. The Center for Public Integrity, 28 Oct. 2004. Web. 18 Jan. 2014.

This is an overview of how much money big media companies donated to political campaigns in 2004. It’s a bit old but is still gives a picture of what kind of money these companies have. This source is a little dry and dense to read so I mostly skipped to the parts where it gave actual numbers. I was presented very objectively.

Feldman, Lauren. Climate on Cable: The Nature and Impact of Global Warming Coverage on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Climate Shift Project. The International Journal of Press/ Politics, 2011. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.

This is a study, cited in my narrative showing how Fox News presents bias about the existence of climate change. This has graphs, statistics and analysis about the amount of times Fox News questioned or doubted climate change, compared to MSNBC and CNN. This source was good evidence of bias in Fox News.

Gayathri, Amrutha. “JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack: Almost Half A Million Corporate Customers’ Data Breached, Bank Warns.” Infowars. Info Wars, 5 Dec. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

A news article detailing the attack on J. P. Morgan/Chase. Very helpful. Many details.

Goodman, Amy, and Juan Gonzalez. FCC Commissioners Adelstein and Copps Decry Proposals to Ease Caps on Media Consolidation. N.d. Democracy Now!, 1 Nov. 2007. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

This is a news video about an FCC hearing that happened 7 years ago. They interview two FCC commissioners about  media consolidation. Specifically they talk about the rule that nobody can own a television station and newspaper in a city. They also talk about an overview of localism and how it is affected by media consolidation. This source does have bias because the two FCC commissioners that they have on are very liberal pro-consumer. They acknowledge that they couldn’t get the pro-market commission chair on the show. This source is however very informational and useful to earn about one narrative.

Kroin, Amy. “Conan O’Brien Goes to the Dogs.” Free Press. Free Press, 31 May 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2014.

Gives some examples of Fake News, as exposed by Conan O’Brian. This was really useful, as it actually clearly shows what fake news actually is and gives examples as evidence that is actually happens. One of these videos would probably be a good thing to present to the class.

Roche, Julia La. “JPMorgan Reports Its First Loss Under Jamie Dimon.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 11 Oct. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

A summary of the Q3 report issued by J. P. Morgan/Chase, succinctly stating their net gains, losses, and expenses.

Wikipedia “Raven Symone”

17 jan 2014

statistics about Raven Symone’s Career.

“Diversity in Media Ownership.” Free Press. Free Press, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2014.

This is an overview of the problems in diversity and the media by Free Press. The Free Press sight was a very helpful resource, clearly outlining some of the major controversies in media consolidation. This page had some useful statistics about the amount of diversity in the media industry.

“Fake News.” Free Press. Free Press, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2014.

Another page of the Free Press website that gave a useful, albeit brief overview of the “fake news” phenomenon of local news stations using VNRs to make money during their newscasts. Obviously Free Press is against this trend, as they fight for complete transparency in the media industry.

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism. Dir. Robert Greenwald., 2004. Film.

“Movie Budgets and Financial performance records” The

Nash information services, LLC


This is a documentary about bias in Fox News. It had a lot of good specific examples of bias in fox news. It was obviously biased toward Fox News haters but it had some useful statistics and made some good points about how the media in general can reflect bias and how that affects the general public. One point talked about in this documentary was the 2000 election and how Fox News called it early.

“Pentagon Papers (United States History).” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

A brief overview of the controversy surrounding the so-named Pentagon Papers, and the court cases that followed. More useful than the NSA’s article. Held useful information as did wikileaks.


National Security Archive, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

Specifics and audio recording of the presidential response surrounding the controversy. What it lacks in fact it makes up for in pure detail, displaying conversations between the cabinet and nixon, as well as the specifics of nixon’s activities.

Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice. Digital image. Frugal Dad, 28 Dec. 2011. Web. 16 Jan. 2014

This is a basic infographic outlining the overall media situation. Clearly demonstrates how the media is distributed. Has basic numbers about how much the big media companies are making and spending. This infographic had some outdated information surrounding the recent NBCU/ Comcast merger. Other than that it was very helpful. The information was very clearly laid out and easy to decipher so it was useful for basic overview of the topic.

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