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Partisan media like Fox News or The Guardian that blatantly show bias for one political viewpoint is causing a high division polarization of the American audience. There was once a time when media outlets were regulated to avoid partisanship but now those regulations have been lifted and the citizens face the repercussions of it. Partisan media leads to extreme close-mindedness and does not allow for a person to expand their knowledge on a topic and instead reiterates the ‘I’m right, you’re wrong’ philosophy.
How Does Partisan Media Affect Polarization? (tag: media bias)
An issue that needs to be fixed in our country is a biased Media. Recently the Media has been strongly based on opinion or has only given facts that will persuade the masses. Important facts are being left out of articles, this does not allow the reader to form their own opinion on the subject matter. This problem will be […]
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 7,000 posts and over 11,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.