EP20: Opinions Go Viral (w/ Joshua Darr)
Host Alex Ragir and guest Joshua Darr, professor at Louisiana State University and Co-author of Home Style Opinion, talk about the opinion news boom, political polarization, and much more!
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Greetings from the Media Jungle! This week we have:
Joshua Darr (@joshuadarr), an Assistant Dean for Political Communications at Louisiana State University and author of Home Style Opinion: How Local News Can Slow Polarization. Joshua is also a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
On today’s episode, we cover:
The virality of opinionated journalism
The New York Times doubling their opinion staff, and Gannett scaling back on national columnists
His research on how decline in local news creates political polarization
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Here’s some links to some of the articles cited in the latest episode:
Here’s what happening in the news this week:
“WWE’s Vince McMahon Agreed to Pay $12 Million in Hush Money to Four Women” (Wall Street Journal)
Missed last week’s show? Here are some clips from my chat with Sarabeth Berman:
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