New paper out: The Left-Liberal Skew of Western Media

So it’s finally out! Out big meta-analysis of journalist voting patterns. Kirkegaard, E. O. W., Pallesen, J., Elgaard, E., & Carl, N. (2021). The left-liberal skew of Western media. Journal of Psychological Research, 3(3). We gathered survey data on journalists’ political views in 17 Western countries. We then matched these data to outcomes from national…

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Tons of data on media bias in the USA

Wikipedia tells us: The Media Research Center (MRC) is an American politically conservative content analysis group based in Reston, Virginia, founded in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III.[2] It characterizes itself as a media watchdog,[2] whereas Brian Montopoli in the Columbia Journalism Review in 2005 considered it “propaganda clothed as critique”.[3] The nonprofit MRC has…

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Not telling the whole story

In the prior post, I quoted some parts of a paper written by sociologist Howard S. Becker in 1967 which advocated a distortion model of science. To quote the most relevant part: A more likely meaning of the charge, I think, is this. In the course of our work and for who knows what private…

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