Althaus, Scott L.; Swigger, Nathaniel; Chernykh, Svitlana; Hendry, David J.; Wals, Sergio; Tiwald, Christopher
News outlets cannot serve as reliable conveyors of social facts, nor do their audiences crave such content.
Nonetheless, much political science scholarship assumes that objective information about social, political, and
economic topics is routinely transmitted to the mass public through the news. This article addresses the problem of
selection bias in news content and illustrates the problem with a content analytic study of New York Times
coverage given to American war deaths in five major...[Show more]
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