Category Archives: Media

Why local US newspapers are sounding the alarm

By Taylor Kate Brown of BBC News, Boulder About 1,800 local papers have closed or merged since 2004, according to data from researchers at University of North Carolina. The reasons for newspaper closures are well-known – internet advertising destroying the … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Michael Barthel and Nami Sumida of Pew Research In today’s fast-paced and complex information environment, news consumers must make rapid-fire judgments about how to internalize news-related statements – statements that often come in snippets and … Continue reading

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All Politics Is National Because All Media Are National

By Dan Hopkins of FiveThirtyEight It didn’t used to be this way. State and local governments have a huge influence on citizens’ daily lives. They spend people’s tax dollars. They decide how schools operate and what constitutes a crime. And … Continue reading

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