Established in 1986, FAIR is the national media watch group that seeks to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press. FAIR scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints, and offers documented criticism of media bias and censorship.
FAIR's fundamental contributions to the media democracy movement include our commitment to rigorous research and analysis, along with our ability to use multiple media platforms to push our work into the national debate, highlight the work of exceptional journalists and activists, and lead and support campaigns for more responsible journalism. The integrity of this work has solidified FAIR's reputation among journalists, scholars and social justice advocates as a trustworthy and valued source of media analysis.
FAIR's blog spotlights some of the more interesting media criticism and media news we've seen on the Web lately–as well as recent reporting that we thought merited comment. We don't endorse every opinion expressed or vouch for the facts presented, except by ourselves. Not all outlets archive material indefinitely, so some links may have expired. Registration may be required by some news sites.
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