In a perfect world, the media would be unbiased and would simply inform people of certain events and issues, instead of feeding them opinions. In the real world, this does not hold true. Because of the media’s powerful influence and presence, almost anything that they display is taken to heart, and strongly affects a population’s thoughts and beliefs. The media needs to act responsibly when informing the population, as to not cause damage or distress to a significant sample of the population at large. When it comes to Muslims and Islam, this becomes increasingly and alarmingly evident.
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EXTRA! EXTRA! The news industry is struggling to make profits.
This is not breaking news, as statistics have shown the print industry’s rapid decline and the expanding number of online news sources over-saturating the market. It is no surprise that making money in this industry is difficult. That is why in recent years, publishers have succumbed to their advertising partners’ new strategy, called native advertising.
What is native advertising? A broad definition is: a form of advertising that matches the form and function of the platform on which it appears (Wikipedia). Simply put it: an ad... [+] Read more