Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda

By Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, Hal Roberts, and Ethan Zuckerman, CJR, March 3, 2017

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Posted by: Kim

Summary: Open Society Foundations ( takes a detailed look at the way the publication formerly run by Trump strategic advisor Steve Bannon has affected how the right-wing media works. This deep dive into the data yielded a bit of good news: “Our data strongly suggest that most Americans, including those who access news through social networks, continue to pay attention to traditional media, following professional journalistic practices, and cross-reference what they read on partisan sites with what they read on mass media sites.”

Relevance: Learn how the media is changing.

Action: Cross reference what you read on social media and partisan sites with mass media sites.

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