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Extreme media may polarize opinions, but they also educate viewers about politics and policy

Taylor, J. Benjamin (2015) Extreme media may polarize opinions, but they also educate viewers about politics and policy. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Modern political discourse is dominated by ‘extreme’ media commentators such as Glenn Beck, Keith Olbermann, and Sean Hannity. But could these bombastic hosts actually be good for US democracy? In new research using experiments and survey data, J. Benjamin Taylor finds that rather than misinforming people, watching extreme media is linked to improvements in people’s political knowledge.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64264

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