Media Bias and the Middle East Conflict

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American interest in the Middle East conflict has reached record levels. But increased interest has brought increased criticism from those most deeply concerned. While Arabs and Palestinians have long complained that American media are biased against them, now Jews and Israelis are saying the same thing. Reports of continuing violence have produced floods of emails, letters, reader boycotts, and cancelled subscriptions. Is the media really biased? How do issues of accuracy, semantics, political ideology and historical perspective complicate reporting? Would either side be satisfied with editorial balance? We hear from supporters of Israel and the Palestinians, and get some journalistic response and analysis.
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California Department of Insurance

San Francisco Chronicle

Arab American Action Network

Chicago Tribune

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America

The Elements of Journalism

Project for Excellence in Journalism

Enough About You: Adventures in Autobiography



Warren Olney