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Media Preferences Shape Our Political Views

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Does the media influence people’s political views in a divided country? A recent MIT study reveals that it depends on what media people like and how we measure those preferences. Second, people with different media preferences in the survey often visited the same online news sites.

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How Social Media Boosts Polarization

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It’s increasingly well understood that social media users are exhausted by the extreme political content appearing in their feeds. However, in the context of modern, diverse, and intricate communities, particularly in the realm of social media, these inherent learning biases become less effective.

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Does Media Coverage Support Climate Action?

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The media serves as a primary conduit for disseminating information regarding this critical issue to the masses. However, the manner in which scientific journals and the media relay research findings on climate change warrants closer examination.

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Research Shows The Growth In Media Bias

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While it is widely acknowledged that news media outlets often adopt ideological perspectives in their articles, previous studies on the matter have been limited in scope and relied on small sample sizes. ” They hope to dive deeper into the topic and try and understand how the media use different words to try and cover the same topics.

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Less Social Media Helps Us At Work

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Research from Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum found that cutting down on social media use by just 30 minutes per day improved participants’ mental health, job satisfaction, and commitment. A major factor Social media is a big part of many people’s lives, not just the younger generation. ” .

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Healthy Media Consumption

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I've blogged about how to spot fake news and variables complicating media ethics. Today I'll explore the characteristics healthy media consumption. Let's begin with a dose of healthy skepticism. Healthy Skepticism You can't believe everything you see.

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The Media Propagates Stereotypes

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The media holds tremendous sway over how individuals perceive and interact with various ethnic and gender-based groups. Understanding how the media portrays different groups, and whether these depictions are driven by stereotypes, is therefore crucial. The post The Media Propagates Stereotypes first appeared on The Horizons Tracker.

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