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8/18/2017 at 3:10:31 PM GMT
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Does Twitter cause media/news bias?

Northeastern University in Boston completed an initial study of the correlation between who a journalist follows on Twitter and the content that journalist produces (reported by Columbia Journalism Review: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/journalist-twitter-study.php). The small study of 1,000 journalists from 25 outlets found a "modest correlation," but asst. professor John Wihbey, one of the authors of the study, says a larger study is necessary.

How much do you think a journalist's social media contacts or personal contacts, for that matter, influence his or her work? What are some strategies you use to quash media bias?



9/15/2017 at 12:40:32 AM GMT
Posts: 69
While Northeastern University does their study, here's one who calls objective journalism a myth: http://splinternews.com/stop-perpetuating-the-myth-of-objective-journalism-1803774816


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