Partisan media or political organizations?
Updated: Sep 28, 2019
Rethinking right-wing media in the age of "fake news"
The U.S. is experiencing a heightened level of politically motivated disinformation. Past research has shown that major right-wing media are the principal incubators and distributors of disinformation. For instance, Fox News has deliberately promoted falsehoods at strategic moments to protect Donald Trump when he was in trouble. This raises the question of what kind of organizations these right-wing media are. Are they partisan news organizations that practice journalism with a conservative spin or are they political organizations that execute political goals?
Yang, Y. (2018) Partisan media or political organizations? Rethinking right-wing media in the age of “fake news”, American Political Science Association Convention, Boston.