Mechanisms of Liberal Bias in the News Media versus the Academy
By Daniel Sutter
This article appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of The Independent Review


Some researchers have charged that the news industry and academia possess a left-liberal bias, but is there reason to believe that one is more biased than the other? A comparison of the media’s and the academy’s institutions and incentives suggests that academia is more conducive to supporting and sustaining bias.

Other Independent Review articles by Daniel Sutter
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    Spring 2010   Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do about It
    Spring 2004   News Media Incentives, Coverage of Government, and the Growth of Government

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