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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

On the media by the media

Kaifu Zhang, a doctoral student at INSEAD has highlighted a great article in the LA times that laments about the opposing perspectives that various media outlets gave on Trayvon Martin's tragic death: see 
The article is a great testimony of classic media bias with quite surprising levels of divergence in the expressed views.  But it is not just that. It is also a great testimony of agenda setting: media's capacity to focus hundreds of millions on a particular issue. 

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