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Press Club member Charlotte Grimes Discusses Why Opinionated News Coverage Has Proven Successful

December 19, 2014

Press Club member Charlotte Grimes Discusses Why Opinionated News Coverage Has Proven Successful

Bias is a four-letter word when it comes to news coverage. With the Fox News Channel consistently ahead of the other cable news networks in the ratings, this edition of Update-1 examines why infusing news coverage with opinion has proven so successful from a business standpoint. National Press Club member Charlotte Grimes, an expert in news literacy and the recently-retired Knight Chair in Political Reporting at Syracuse University, talks with Press Club member Violet Ikonomova about when and how biased reporting became widely accepted and why she thinks it's harmful to a democratic society.

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