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Studies show that areas with fewer local news outlets have lower levels of civic engagement, voter turnout and political accountability.
Members of Congress with the most extreme political views receive more attention from print media than moderate members, a new study suggests. Meanwhile, far-right Republicans get more coverage than far-left Democrats.
Talk of fake news dominated the 2016 presidential election cycle. New research examines how people fall for such disinformation.
Journalists are often an irritant to governments and people with power. When they are killed, political repression is likely to follow, says a new paper.
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2016 study in
Contemporary Economic Policy that examines the fragmentation of the media alongside political polarization.
2016 study in
Political Communication examines the media’s role in shaping perceptions about how divided the country is and how voters respond to members of the other party.