So why is it time for another update to the Media Bias Chart? I’m a strong believer in changing one’s mind based on new information. That’s how we learn anyway, and I wish people would do it more often. I think it would lead to nicer online discussions and less polarization in our politics. Perhaps […]
Note: this is actually version 3.1 of The Chart. Learn more about the minor changes I made from version 3.0.
Summary: What’s new in this chart:
- I edited the categories on the vertical axis to more accurately describe the contents of the news sources ranked therein (long discussion below).
- I stuffed as many sources (from both version […]
In my original news chart, I wrestled with the questions of what made news sources “good” and came up with some categories that generally resonated with people. I ranked sources on a vertical axis with those at the top ranked as “high quality” and those at the bottom as “low quality.” I characterized the sources, […]
tl;dr: There are lots of reasons. Many are subjective. More data would make it better. I am not a media expert.
Since my News Quality graphic got widely shared, I have been asked what my inspiration, methodology, and process was for creating it. I note that I have been asked this question by academics, journalists, and […]
We are living in a time where we have more information available to each of us than ever before in history. However, we are not all proficient at distinguishing between good information and bad information. This is true for liberal, moderate, and conservative people. I submit that these two circumstances are highly related to why […]