WHAT THE MEDIA MISSES


1- SENSATIONALIZE THE STORY

Media uses backgrounds, pictures, and other figures to sensationalize their stories. Below are pictures from a news story that talk about Horizon Science Academies and involvement of Turkish American educators in them.

 

    

 

2- USING PERSONAL BLOGS AND WEBSITES AS REFERENCE

Media sometimes use personal blogs and web sites with uncorroborated allegations as a reference or publish such bloggers as news stories as if they were credible sources. Below is an excerpt from Washington Post publishing a blogger from California:

 

3- DEPENDING ON ACCUSATIONS AND ALLEGATIONS

BY DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES

 

4- USING MISLEADING TITLES

Even if the story is objective, the media sometimes uses a misleading title to sensationalize their story most readers may just read the title and not the whole article to find out that the story has nothing to do with the title.

 

 

5- LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION

ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS

Sometimes media mixes their lack of knowledge with their bias towards Turkish Americans involved in these schools. Below is an excerpt from USA today. It reads “Quietly established over the past decade….these 100 or so publicly funded charter schools in 25 states…”

There is nothing “quiet” about opening a charter school. It is a public process designed by authorizers based on the state charter school laws in which the schools are located/ opened.

 

 

6- BIASED JOURNALISM

 

7- PRESENTING INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS AS ONE NETWORK

What media and blogs do is to present many independent organizations and schools as one network…Concept for instance is not affiliated with any other charter networks or schools around the country.