A Deep Dive into Media Bias Chart 4.0 by Professor Max Stearns

I’m always impressed with the comments I get from so many of you about the most difficult questions the Media Bias Chart brings to mind. These include questions like”what constitutes the left-to right spectrum?” and
“how can we really evaluate sources, in a consistent, data-driven, meaningful way?”

Maxwell Stearns, Professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, has written extensively on the subject of dimensionality and related topics that make his analysis of these questions especially valuable.

For some weekend reading that is especially enjoyable to News Nerds like me, check out his post!

https://www.blindspotblog.us/single-post/2018/09/13/The-Newest-Viral-Media-Graphic?message_id=c42de05d-1830-4420-9e21-9125e849f382

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Hi, Vanessa – I was shaking your chest with my communication students lay week, and it looked to some very interesting discussions. Thank you for all of this hard work! I was reading through a bunch of the comments in the Media Bias Chart 3.1 post, and I disagree on one thing I saw mentioned several times. I actually don’t think you should include viewership information because I would argue that the size of viewership/readership doesn’t significantly impact the bias of the source. It may have ramifications on our national temperament, so to speak, but I don’t think that’s what… Read more »