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Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


The media has often been accused of irresponsibly depicting the news by slanting coverage toward a specific bias. Since very few people witness news-worthy events firsthand, they rely on the written media to reveal the facts, details, and implications of a given event. At times, the coverage is altered by the ideologies of the individual author, the publication, or the subject of the article. Therefore, the media serves as a form of Intellectual Leadership, abusing a relationship with the public by attempting to shape and formulate public opinion. The purpose of the following project is to research two major historical issues, analyze the print news coverage, identify any bias evident in the articles, and explore the connection between bias in the media and Intellectual Leadership. The hypothesis of this research project is that the print media serves either a liberal or conservative bias in their coverage of selected historical topics and as a result, exemplifies Intellectual Leadership.