Category Archives: Media

Most and least trusted news sources in America

by Sam Gross of the Stacker The Economist earns the top position for its 175-year legacy of infusing insightful long-form stories with commentary and explanatory reporting of weekly events. With nearly all articles published anonymously, The Economist’s stories aim to … Continue reading

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The Printed Word in Peril: The age of Homo virtualis is upon us

By Will Self in Harper’s Magazine, reprinted in the Sunday Long Read For a writer, death is always a career move, and for most writers, the move is a demotion, as we’re simultaneously lowered into the grave and our works … Continue reading

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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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