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The Fox News Effect: Does Polarized News-Media Fill Traditional News Roles?
The Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference (2011)
  • Braden W Johnson
  • Professor Richard Davis
Abstract

In this study, I use qualitative and quantitative methods to gauge the effect that consumption of highly polarized news-media (i.e. Glen Beck, Chris Matthews, etc.) has on its consumers. Using PEW survey data, I compare those who frequently consume such media against those who do not, and I find that consumers of polarized media are more likely to score highly on a current events test, and are more likely to be registered to vote, with 95% confidence.

Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Braden W Johnson and Professor Richard Davis. "The Fox News Effect: Does Polarized News-Media Fill Traditional News Roles?" The Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bradenwj/7/