Looting In New Orleans Do these images look Familar ?
LET’S TALK • Compare the terms “looting” and “finding”. • What images come to mind when we hear or use these words? • What implications are associated with each word?
The issue raised by the original photographs was addressed by musician, Kayne West, during a fundraiser broadcast on NBC for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
What is the message of this public service campaign? What stereotypes and assumptions does this ad rely on in order to be effective? How does it counteract them? Is this an effective ad? Why or why not?
How to Detect Bias in the News • Bias through selection and omission • Bias through placement • Bias by headline • Bias by photos, captions and camera angles • Bias through use of names and titles • Bias through statistics and crowd counts • Word choice and tone