“If it bleeds, it leads” is a classic media trope but it is not always applied even-handedly. Misplaced emphasis disguises the real risk from violence.
A dead bat is allegedly found in a Fresh Express organic salad package in Florida. The stories leave a raft of questions unanswered. What’s missing?
As it has in almost everything candidate and now president-elect Trump says, mainstream media report the statement. Not the fact that the statement is chock-full of lies.
Trump tweets that Boeing has a $4 billion contract marked by cost overruns. Media organizations report it as though it were true. It wasn’t. It was a big, fat lie.
I haven’t written about the economics of information recently. A Financial Times blog post blaming Facebook and Google for the election has changed that.
The first presidential debate of 2016 with 84 million network TV viewers edges out the 1980 debate with its 81 million. But is this the right comparison?