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.

Daniel S. Sutter is the Charles G. Koch Professor with the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University.
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