Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable — to make you more magnetic and effective — that you can implement right away.
This time around, we examine how even the most reliable news sources and documentary makers skew the facts or present half-truths when reporting — often unintentionally — we just don’t notice it unless it happens to be about something with which we’re already familiar. It’s a reminder to always consider multiple sources if we want to be truly informed on any subject.
Let’s get to it!
The Cheat Sheet:
- We all get news from somewhere. But how do we know our sources are reputable?
- The truth is, even with the best of intentions, every journalist gets it wrong sometimes — because nobody’s an expert at everything.
- Chances are pretty good you’ve been aghast at poor media coverage of a subject in which you consider yourself well informed — at least once in the entire time you’ve been consuming news and documentaries.
- Watch a media production by a news agency or a journalist about a subject in which you are an expert. Take note of the gaps in the coverage.
- We tend to notice such gaps when we have a good grasp on the subject itself; consider the stories about things we know very little about and understand that there are probably just as many gaps — before getting riled up, outraged, or moved to action without weighing separate sources on the subject.
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