By John Archibald, USA TODAY The media has been the worst offender of a long-term trend of bias in news coverage, says a report released Wednesday by the Media Research Center.
The report shows that nearly 90% of news outlets have biased coverage, with almost two-thirds of them reporting stories based on race or ethnicity.
The bias can be measured in both words and images.
The most egregious examples are the biased coverage of Trump and the “fake news” conspiracy theories, according to the report.
It highlights a “media problem” and urges more scrutiny and accountability of the industry.
The Media Research Group, a nonprofit organization that tracks media bias, is a research arm of the conservative Media Research Fund.
The group’s report was based on interviews with more than 150 media analysts and reporters who cover the news and business of the news industry.
It focused on the news business, and the impact of that business on the society and democracy.
The study found that media outlets had biased coverage in almost every area of the media: in general, the percentage of articles that were based on facts, analysis or opinion was higher in the news outlets that reported news and information.
There were more than 3,000 examples of the use of false information in the media, with many in the top 10% of the content published.
The findings were similar to a 2015 study by the National Association of Broadcasters that found that nearly a third of the newspapers that have covered the presidential race had biased stories and images, while the vast majority of the other papers were neutral.
The problem has not gone away.
In 2016, there were nearly 400 news organizations that were found to have bias by the media companies that provide their own content to the media.
But that number fell to about 70 outlets in 2017, according the report, which found that most of the outlets were in a minority of the total outlets.
“We’ve seen a trend over the past 20 years,” said David Gergen, a professor of journalism at the University of Maryland who specializes in media issues.
“They’re not the dominant media.
They’re the minority.”
The report comes on the heels of a similar report from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, which was released last year and found that about half of all news organizations have biased news coverage.
It found that many of the more prominent news outlets were either in the middle of the pack or were in the minority of all media outlets.
For instance, ABC News was in the “middle” of the five news outlets, but it was found to be biased by a whopping 81% of its coverage.
CNN, CBS News, Fox News and NBC News were also found to favor one side or the other in news stories.
CNN was found in the bottom five, with Fox News at the top, and NBC on the bottom.
The researchers did not provide numbers for how many outlets are in the Top 5% of media outlets, nor did they look at the number of newsrooms that report bias.
It’s unclear how much of the bias is rooted in a particular bias by a specific media outlet.
In general, it is common for news outlets to report stories based solely on race and ethnicity.
For example, ABC’s coverage of the 2016 election featured black-white race-based stories in at least one article, as well as a racially insensitive story in which the network reported that a black man who shot and killed a white man had been charged with manslaughter.
However, it’s not uncommon for a news organization to make a broader point or include information from multiple sources in one story.
For that reason, some news organizations may be biased, Gergen said.
He said that bias is most evident when there is a large group of people and/or information being presented, such as news stories from a national television network, in which a minority group may be excluded.
The research group said that it did not include any of the information from a recent poll that asked whether people feel more safe with more diverse media, which showed a strong majority of people in the U.S. think it is better to have more diverse news outlets.
The poll was conducted by a survey of 4,200 adults, including 4,100 in the United States.
Gergen told USA TODAY that a survey like this is a good place to start.
He says that media companies need to get better at taking the time to understand what’s happening in the minds of their audience, and to better prepare for the coming changes in the way news is reported and distributed.
“You can’t rely on the numbers on a poll or the percentage on a survey to tell you that things are going to get much better,” Gergen added.
He also said that companies need more information on how to improve their work and their products to improve the quality of the reporting.
The companies that were most impacted by bias were ABC News, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC and PBS.
ABC News had the lowest percentage of bias, with only 4% of articles stating that black people are the victims of violence