In this You Tube clip made by 'Alltime conspirisies' you need to be aware of questionable assumptions implicit in stories. Their heading is: "The Mysterious Death of Michael Jackson When pop legend Michael Jackson unexpectedly died in 2009, it was immediately clear that something strange had happe...
Blogs can be interesting but you must remember that they are people's opinions. You have to try to figure out if the person has an agenda or is trying to entertain or is purely expressing their inner thoughts. The only information found about this site is that the authors stated their names and which company (WordPress.com) they have used to create their blog. Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. have expressed their thoughts and speculations about Michael Jackson's death. They have not used any references to any outside sources which makes it difficult to trust what they say: 'Michael Jackson is not dead, it is a staged death - Just a Hoax- He is STILL Alive.' Since we know little about this person it is difficult to trust his information.
It is important to know that Fox News is a cable and satelite channel news and has been widely critized for being biased towards the concervative political opinion, Republican Party and Donald Trump according to the several sources in a Wikipedia article. However, this might not have so much impact on the reporting of Michael Jackson's death. Fox news states: 'King of Pop's condition described in painful detail in full coroner's report.'
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. They cover news, gossip, opinion and music reviews. They have quite a large number of followers reading their printed edition and even more follow their online site. Wikipedia reports that Billboard is one of the most reputable souces of music industry news according to The Seatle Times. However, you have to be aware if you are reading one of their news articles or a colomn where the author is stating his/her opinion. They state that: 'Michael Jackson the singer was also Michael Jackson the billion-dollar business. Yet after selling more than 61 million albums in the U.S. and having a decade-long attraction open at Disney theme park'.
The BBC is a renouned English media that seems trustworthy because they are open about who they are and what they stand for. For example, they have a section on their online site that explains their mission, values, reports and guidelines. They often have first hand information and if not they always refer to their sources. This helps the reader make judgement if they believe in what they report or not. They report: 'He was pronounced dead two hours later at the UCLA medical centre. Jackson's brother, Jermaine, said he was believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest.'
The person who created this blog is up front by saying that aeverything written on this blogg is her opinion. You would have to read about this person elsewhere and read other things they have written to get a feeling of what is true and what is speculation. She presents: 'A blog about the truth about Michael Jackson. The blog will feature, commentary, reviews, images, videos and more.'
This news article is written in the Guardian, a British newpaper which claims to be commericially and politically independent. The Guardian has published an article based on information from the news agency Reuters. They say that: 'King of Pop stays at the top of the list for the fourth straight year, while Arnold Palmer takes No 3 spot and Prince lands at No 5'
The British tabloid newspaper 'The Sun' which has had a reputation for running sensationalistic stories claims to 'give the public what they want'. They continue the speculation of what actually happened to Michael Jackson. They report daughter Paris' suspisions of murder. The Sun writes: 'MICHAEL Jackson’s death at the age of 50 prompted an outpouring of grief across the world and sparked a court battle that led to his personal doctor being jailed. The singer emerged as a chil…'
CNN's idea for covering the new is through television and covers world news. They have a section with information about their journalists. They have conventional new reporting trying to be non biased and follow journalistic ethics. However, you have to remember that they are a commercial company. CNN claims: 'The 'King of Pop' was found dead in his home under mysterious circumstances. What did Michael Jackson's children and trusted staff witness prior to his sudden death? Did his personal physician, Dr. Co'
The reliability of Wikipedia varies alot. Evaluating the accuracy of a Wikipedia article is alot of work. You would need to examine the sources and compare the information with other souces Wikipedia is not a serious source of information for academic research. Hwever, some people claim that in some instances it can be used as an overview. In this article the author maintains: 'On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. His personal physician, C'