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1. Part I: An analysis of individuals’ online news habits over the course of one week

The first part of this report examines individuals’ online news tendencies over the course of one week.<p>To do this, as indicated in the illustration …

Growth in mobile news use driven by older adults

Roughly two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older now get news on a mobile device (67%), a 24-percentage-point increase over the past year.

Millennials

Snapchat survey shows that distrust in the media is not so simple

<i>By</i> <i>Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud</i><i>, director at the Engaging News Project (University of Texas at Austin) and</i> <i>Luz Gomez</i><i>, director of research at Knight</i> …

News Industry

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2. Interest in national news increases sharply among Democrats

Partisan differences are evident not just in Americans’ news attitudes but also in their news practices.<p>Interest in national news increased over the …

The news media offer slanted coverage of Muslim countries’ treatment of women

Are Muslims inherently misogynist? Many Americans seem to think so. Public opinion data reveal anxiety about whether Islam is compatible with Western values. A big part of that unease comes from the perception that Muslim societies are sexist and patriarchal. Earlier this year, liberal comedian …

Women's Rights

Leave it to the geniuses at Harvard to come up with a solution to fake news

Back in February, a bunch of smarty-pants academics gathered in Boston to brainstorm strategies to combat fake news. Now, they have issued a final report.<p>Ready for this? Here's the key excerpt:<p>There are some possible pathways for reducing fake news, including: (1) offering feedback to users that …

Journalism

Another Way Facebook and Google May Be Undermining Democracy

Google and Facebook have, in recent months, belatedly began to engage in the battle against fake news. But the fact so much misinformation has …

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations …

Journalism

Partisans disagree on news media’s best, worst traits

Americans are divided in what they consider the most positive and negative attribute of the news media, and much of that divide follows party lines.

Journalism

Ari Fleischer: Press biased 'particularly on social issues'

Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer says the press has “an inherent bias towards conflict” and an ideological bias “particularly on social …

A news app aims to burst filter bubbles by nudging readers toward a more “balanced” media diet

In their effort to help fix the filter bubble problem, developers of news app Read Across the Aisle took inspiration from an unlikely source: exercise trackers.<p>Designed to help people diversify their news consumption habits, Read Across the Aisle tracks how often users read stories from roughly 20 …

There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

<i>This is the ninth article in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were</i> …

TED-Ed

The speed with which information spreads has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting:

Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election

Fabricated stories favoring Donald Trump were shared 30 million times, but the most widely circulated hoaxes were seen by only a small fraction of …

Journalism

Errors From The Press Are Piling Up In The Opening Weeks Of The Trump Administration

Journalists can’t seem to get their stories straight in the opening weeks of the Trump administration, whether in tweets or in articles where …

Elections

Youngest female lawmaker says social media is just part of the job

In 2014, Elise Stefanik won her election to represent an Upstate New York district in the House and, at the age of 30, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.<p>The timing couldn’t have been better, it seemed, to be a young Republican. The party appeared ready to get a little more …

Elections

Commander-In-Tweet: Trump's Social Media Use And Presidential Media Avoidance

Three days after winning the presidency in 2008, President-elect Barack Obama held a press conference, taking questions from reporters. Three days after winning the presidency in 2016, President-elect Donald Trump turned to Twitter.<p>An unprecedented feature of Donald Trump's successful campaign for …

Donald Trump

For the ‘new yellow journalists,’ opportunity comes in clicks and bucks

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Fewer than 2,000 readers are on his website when Paris Wade, 26, awakens from a nap, reaches for his laptop and thinks he needs to, as he puts it, “feed” his audience. “Man, no one is covering this TPP thing,” he says after seeing an article suggesting that President Obama …

Journalism

Why the Press Is Right to Freak Out Over Trump Sneaking to a Steakhouse

President-elect Donald Trump didn’t inform the media that he was going to a steakhouse with his family on Tuesday. This sparked a backlash from …

The Truth About ‘False Balance’

TO anyone who has avoided the debate over “false balance,” apologies for disturbing your bliss. But it’s necessary, because those who haven’t heard this phrase are missing out on one of the more consequential debates to engage the media in years.<p>False balance, sometimes called “false equivalency,” …

Journalism

Snapchat Lures More Campaign Spending as Candidates Court Young Voters - Bloomberg

Snapchat has no proven track record in election advertising. It shares only limited data about its audience, and caters mainly to a demographic that …

CNN edits 'Crooked' out of Trump tweet on Hillary

In a continuing effort to cast doubt on his presidential opponent's health, Trump called on Clinton to release her full medical records in a tweet …

Politico tweaks headline of email-server article after blast from Clinton campaign

The Clinton campaign last week ripped the Associated Press for squeezing a bit too much titillation from an article based on government documents. And the Clinton campaign this morning ripped Politico for squeezing a bit too much titillation from an article based on government documents.<p>Here’s the …

Hillary Clinton