ERIC Number: ED309463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
How Do Journalists Think? A Proposal for the Study of Cognitive Bias in Newsmaking.
Stocking, S. Holly; Gross, Paget H.
This monograph examines how bias affects the perception of journalists and discusses factors which might exacerbate or mitigate such bias. The book recommends the study of journalistic decision-making from perspectives developed in the field of social psychology. The book includes the following chapters: (1) "Media Bias, Cognitive Bias?"; (2) "Cognitive Processes in Journalism: An Overview"; (3) "Categorization"; (4) "Theory Generation"; (5) "Theory Testing"; (6) "Selection of Information"; (7) "Integration of Information"; (8) "Interactions and Perseverance of Biases and Errors"; (9) "Implications for the Study of Newswork"; and (10) "Summary and Conclusions." Forty-one end notes and 16 pages of references are attached. (MS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Communication Research, Decision Making, Higher Education, Journalism, Mass Media Role, Media Research, News Media, Press Opinion, Psychological Studies, Social Psychology, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.