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what is Media Info's agenda?

By Victor D Thorn
Posted 17 April 2015, 5.26pm edt
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Why do all of the newspaper articles listed by Media Info in general originate from the Guardian? Are you a left wing organisationonly promoting those political views? I would expect Media Info to be just that, an organisation that promotes media information completely objectively and without any political bias. So please balance your articles somewhat!

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PRO2 years, 7 months ago

We check over a hundred different sources for media news. The Guardian publishes more than anyone else (particularly given Roy Greenslade's prolific blog, and the history of Media Guardian's coverage).

We'd love to add more. Let us know who we are missing.

2 years, 7 months ago

What you are missing is balance, somewhat like the BBC.

PRO2 years, 7 months ago

Well, Victor, unlike the BBC you can fix that. Point us to more publishers who publish insightful, interesting stories about the media - from whatever political persuasion - and we'll add them to our news ingest system. It's a really simple solution, and it is in your hands.

As an aside: The Guardian's media coverage doesn't appear to me to be partisan in any way. But if you think it is, you're welcome to help us redress the balance.

PRO2 years, 7 months ago

The BBC gets a lot of criticism being the public service broadcaster. When Labour were in power, they were seen as the mouthpiece of the Labour party and since the coalition took over, some people believe they're too lenient on the Tories. The local news bulletin South East Today comes over as being pro UKIP, but they have an editorial area where immigration is a concern to viewers, has a UKIP MP and the leader contesting Thanet South. Either way, they can't win.

However, this website is neutral as far as I'm concerned. There are feeds which Media.Info could use, which are behind a paywall, so what's the point in showing those stories on a website which shows free media journalism?

2 years, 7 months ago

My only issue with bias on MI is in the radio section where the discussion seems to consistently lean to DAB and Apps. For example, little discussion of the move of the official chart show, yet Norway's plan to switch off FM had people piss in like excited dogs.

PRO2 years, 7 months ago

Our discussion section is driven by news and people like you, James. You can post new topics and comment on the news that we ourselves create. You're welcome to cover whatever you like.

2 years, 7 months ago

James M, there are 8 replies to your post about the chart move whereas there are just two and one replies respectively to news stories about Norway's FM switch-off.

PRO2 years, 7 months ago

(I must get the 'recommend this post' coding done. Thanks, Michael.)

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