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.

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