Junk Food and Junk News: The Case for “Information Fitness”

We, as humans, have basic needs for several things. One of them is food. Another is information. We are always, by necessity and want, taking in both. It’s fair to say we even love both food and information. But we also, as humans, have a propensity for indulging in too much of a good thing […]

Junk Food and Junk News: The Case for “Information Fitness”2019-03-27T15:26:12-06:00

Part 2 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis

Post Two of a Four-Part Series

 

The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis:

 

How to Define Political Bias in a Meaningful, Useful Way

In part one of this series I laid out some problems with existing ways […]

Part 2 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis2018-08-28T23:15:53-06:00

Part 1 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis

Post One of a Four-Part Series

The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis:

 

Part 1:

Measuring Political Bias–Challenges to Existing Approaches and an Overview of a New Approach

Many commentators on the Media Bias Chart have asked me (or argued with me about) why […]

Part 1 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis2018-08-28T23:16:07-06:00

Media Bias Chart, 3.1 Minor Updates Based on Constructive Feedback

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 […]

Media Bias Chart, 3.1 Minor Updates Based on Constructive Feedback2018-08-29T17:14:02-06:00

The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?

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 […]
The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?2021-03-23T22:03:00-06:00