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the journalist’s dilemma - am I biased?

Am I biased?

If I only interview LGBT people for an article about same-sex marriage does that make me biased? If I interview anti-LGBT people for that article I certainly am balanced but I’m implying that human rights is up for debate.

What about other topics that I don’t fully understand, like economics? An article about minimum wage. The idea of earning enough to survive is not controversial but the specific number of dollars to achieve that goal—-is that up for debate?

Is the act of choosing a topic biased? As a student journalist with readership in the double digits (on a good day), as someone who celebrates when a comment isn’t spam (because we get more spam than comments), this isn’t a big deal.

But if I ever gain a larger readership (college paper, dare I dream of professional journalism?), topic choice will be a big deal. By giving someone attention you are giving them a certain degree of legitimacy.

Can a journalist be honest and biased?



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But now we’re not.
I wish you would tell me why…


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reblogging for my friends who saw Winter Soldier.

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Ever miss listening to those songs you used to cry over while putting on your eyeliner and your fingerless gloves from HotTopic? Well, this is the fanmix for you! 

Playlist -
☠ Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy ☠ I’m just a kid - Simple Plan ☠ I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace ☠ Skater Boi - Avril Lavinge ☠ In The End - Linkin Park ☠ Hey Yea - Outkast ☠ I Write Sins Not Tragedies - P!ATD ☠ She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5 ☠ I’m Not Okay - MCR ☠ In The Middle - Jimmy Eats World ☠ Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani ☠ Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day ☠ Stacy’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne ☠ This is the Story of a Girl - Ninedays ☠ And 4 bonus secret tracks that you will have to listen to find out what they are! 


#I’m having flashbacks to 9th grade! #OH MY GOD

I don’t miss middle school but maybe this playlist will have a cathartic effect?


The absence of women in history is man made.

Jackie Mitchell played baseball in a sexist environment, there’s no doubt.

The Post had a different theory: “Jackie probably remembered by that time that she was a woman, and after all the excitement she undoubtedly wanted to go off and have a good cry so they let her retire from the game.”

another example

“Without so much as powdering her nose or seeing if her lipstick was on straight,” a Washington Post reporter wrote, “Jackie strode to the mound.”

However, the part about women being declared unfit to play baseball is apocryphal. 

As the popular tale goes, commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis—embarrassed by the spectacle of a lady taking down his superstars—voided her contract with Chattanooga within days, calling baseball “too strenuous for women.” Broome traced the rumor back to a single reporter, “who stated that and it just became fact.” A deep dive into several online news databases didn’t turn up any articles about Landis’ ruling. 

Maybe the National Women’s History Museum was referring to Babe Ruth’s statement? 

I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.

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