The number, timing, frequency, and delivery method of news stories matters
We are so fucked. Every day brings new confirmation and this newsletter does an excellent job of explaining more reasons for why things are shit. Thank you. Sincerely.
I found this to be a very provocative read. Well done
Suggestion: Back in the 40-70s, intel agencies like OSS & CIA devoted a lot of effort to “news hole analysis,” based on the idea that there is only so much space in a newspaper or TV broadcast, so anything included meant something else forced out or minimized. Those decisions revealed a lot about national priorities.
Anyway, try that as a search term. If you rummage around in old sources, you might find some interesting ideas about methodology and reliability. (E.g.: https://doi.org/10.1086/266892)
I forwarded this piece to a fellow League of Women Voters Member (Milwaukee County WI). Several years ago we had a Pubic Information Forum on media literacy. Now that we have a committee focusing on police reform I hope we can discuss how crime is being covered--bring those two issues together. Once again a thought provoking story! Thank you!
This is such a great article; thank you for writing it. It's one of those things I think we all sort of already knew, but you confirmed it with compelling data and wrote a very concise, easy to understand explanation of exactly what is happening, and how it is done. This is one I'll bookmark both for future reference and to share with people who prefer to pretend this doesn't happen.
Brilliant and detailed reporting on an issue that affects our lives, our politics and our democracy. Thank you for answering the 'why'.
Speaking of, have we heard anything about the power substation attack in NC? Or the guy who placed pipe bombs around DC on Jan 6? Or the cops continuing buddy-buddy relationship with the proud boys and other assorted far-right weirdos?
Nah, shoplifting is definitely more important than domestic terrorism.
Very well said.