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January 5th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Data on Top Stories of the Year

Thursday is data day, and I’m pointing you to some data from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. ¬†They have looked at the major stories of 2011, measuring the percentage of the newshole for its week of occurance. ¬†Their analysis identified five times when a [...]

November 14th, 2011 - 2:29 am § in Data Sources, Humanities

Views on the News

  Google defines “news” as new information or events or a broadcast, a very generic definition. At one time in history there was only one resource to get the news. If your town was large enough you had a local newspaper (although much of the information just printed was weeks old). [...]

October 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Press Widely Criticized, but Trusted More than Other Information Sources

  Unfortunately, it is widely known that things that should be unbiased are being paid to be biased. In this infographic, those who are paid to report the news to everyone are widely thought to be biased. One station reports the news in favor of the conservative side, while another reports the [...]