Chase the Fault Lines
Maynard Institute for Journalism Education - Non-Profit - www.mije.org
Studies repeatedly show that skewed news media portrayals of people of color has a devastating effect on our public policy, from issues of school reform to incarceration.
Our project allows users to see how individual perspective determines which facts get included in a news story, and how that, in turn, shapes the overall perspective of the story.
Maynard staff will post several stories on a subject. Users would be given a list of facts and could build their own story, which would then be rated to demonstrate which "fault linesâ€ perspectives are included in the story.
Nancy Hom commented
dorothy gilliam commented
Giving Maynard Institute for Journalism Education the technical support to turn their Fault Lines framework into an online game that will help people sort through the various perspectives in the news is urgently needed and gets my vote.
Marsha Rose commented
Esther Ratner commented
A novel and important project that merits support.
David Maynard commented
Glad to help
Valarie Casale commented
Thanks for the chance to support something so important.
Angela Schapiro commented
Glad to lend my support
Nikki Goldbeck commented
Proud to lend my support to this important project.
Linda Lowen commented
Media literacy is critical to an informed public, and even the most open-minded of news consumers don't realize the bias inherent in much of the content we encounter. This initiative deserves support.
Christine Trujillo commented
As a Chicana, I agree that the news media looks at people of color with its own "lens" and often it isn't positive. It projects its view to millions of people and then we are the ones who struggle trying to defend who we are.
frank sotomayor commented
Understanding how the news media work -- and how to make the media work better -- are more important than ever.
Excellent project. make sure you don't leave out level of education!