Wednesday, June 29, 2005
B.S. - No bias here?
Conservative listeners have their ideals reinforced by radio shows, explains journalism professor Wayne Wanta, which ultimately leads to even more extreme views. Newspapers do not have the same space and time constraints as television or radio, he says, therefore they are able to provide readers with more information on both sides of an issue.
As a result, newspaper and Internet readers are less likely to adopt extreme attitudes about certain issues, the professor states. "Overall, our findings point to radio being a possible reason for the increasing polarization of the U.S. public."