March 14, 2023
"In his excellent Media Literacy text, Bias is All Around You, Erik Bean addresses the issue of transparency in journalistic efforts and social media posts by offering a systematic approach to the detection of bias in virtually any medium."
Author of numerous books on media literacy
including Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media Messages and Genre Studies in Mass Media: A Handbook
Misinformation is everywhere, and there's no signs that it'll be slowing down any time soon. So how do we navigate the news and social media without falling prey to bad actors in our media?
Erik Bean wrote Bias is All Around You, a guide to identifying bias in ourselves and in our everyday lives, so we can learn to evaluate our sources and fight against misinformation.
Erik is joined by Gail Gorske, the incredible artist who brought Erik's ideas and advice to life with beautiful pop-out paper illustrations.
Rich talks with Professor Erik Bean about his new book, Bias Is All Around You: A Handbook for Inspecting Social Media & News Stories which is about how to authenticate any form of information for possible bias before its used and/or shared either online, or even in normal conversation.