Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Women's March Coverage: How Objective was the Media?

By Monica Martinez-Jimenez

Coverage on the Women's March was predominantly positive although some national media outlets had more extensive coverage than others. Articles on the New York Times concerning the Women's march were not difficult to find whereas articles on Fox News were scarce.

There were several media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times that went so far as to criticize Fox News for not having enough coverage on the Women's March. The Los Angeles Times did not include their criticism of Fox News in their opinion section, but rather in their entertainment and television section. 

However, many of the articles that Fox News did present on their webpage concerning the Women's March were opinion pieces. Appropriately, the articles were designated as opinion pieces but most were critical of certain aspects of the Women's March. 

American news outlets were more subjective with news coverage than international news outlets such as BBC News, The Guardian and Russia Today. 

The Guardian focused on providing information regarding the Women's March and BBC News was careful enough to primarily use quotes in reporting on the turnout at the Women's March in London. 


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