Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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Comment by Icaria
by Icaria on Tue 25th Oct 2011 04:29 UTC
Icaria
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2010-06-19

Bias is less the issue than the unnecessary leading you do in a fair amount of your writing. All you need to do is separate your reporting from your analysis and opinion, if only by a paragraph. It's simply a matter of giving your readers a clean-room environment to develop their own opinions before burdening them with your interpretation of the story. Granted, OSNews has it's share of low-hanging fruit but just give your audience a little more credit.

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