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  • 18 Feb 2022
    Newspaper on a table
    Christopher Wlezien, Stuart N. Soroka

    Media Coverage Isn’t as Bad as You Might Think

    It is entirely reasonable to believe that media coverage is systematically flawed. In some ways, it is! Too much attention is paid to violent crime (Altheide 1997; Soroka 2014). Tweets are increasingly presented as representative public opinion (McGregor 2019). Changes in media technology have facilitated, and quite possibly enhanced, political polarization in media sources and […]

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  • 13 Feb 2020
    Roderick P. Hart

    Bullies and the 2020 Election

    I don’t know who will win the 2020 presidential race, but I do know who will lose: the biggest bully on the block since Billy Franklin beat-up Joey Tarnower in the sixth-grade and ran-off with his lunch money.  The American people, I argue, are sick of political bullying and they’re going to put a stop […]

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  • 7 Jun 2010
    Colleen Cotter

    Taking a Page… from News Talk

    Colleen Cotter, a scholar of linguistics, former news reporter and editor, and the author of the forthcoming News Talk: Investigating the Language of Journalism, talks about her expectations for the book and about the importance of initiating a cross-community dialogue. ----- News Talk: Epilogue By Colleen Cotter It is a truism in the news bizz that you have succeeded in writing a “balanced” story if all your sources take issue with and are unhappy with it. I never bought that (nor do others follow the precept).

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