Study of journalists’ tweets suggests the 'media bubble' is more like a collection of 'microbubbles'

New research provides evidence that Beltway journalists have formed insular subcommunities on Twitter, raising concerns about their ability to generate information for the public. The study, published in the journal Social Media + Society, used an inductive computational analysis to identify several “microbubbles” in the journalism community.“I worry about the blindspots of national political media. We have seen how blind spots can impact news judgment; in 2016, Hillary Clinton was widely assumed to win the election by a wide margin, and clearly she did not,” said study author Nikki Usher (@ni...


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