ARTICLE: Who perceive the media to be biased?

What are the contributing factors that cause audience members to perceive the media to be biased? Jakob-Moritz Eberl, of University of Vienna, surveyed over 1 600 Austrians to investigate the question. First, Eberl’s analysis confirmed a number of background factors that contribute to perceived media bias, such as age, education, political interest, and political alignment. … Continued

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ARTICLE: Austrian quality and tabloid press framed refugees the same

The way Austrian quality press framed the European refugee crisis was mostly the same as the tabloid papers’ framing, Esther Greussing and Hajo G. Boomgaarden, both of University of Vienna, write. The authors algorithmically analysed over 10 000 news articles from three Austrian quality newspapers and three tabloid papers, published over a period of 13 … Continued

ARTICLE: Obesity and modern life in Austrian press

Austrian print media depicts the increase in obesity rate as a result of disrupted natural order, write Michael Penkler, Kay Felder and Ulrike Felt, all of University of Vienna. They studied the articles published in six Austrian daily newspapers and two weekly news magazines between January 2005 and October 2011, and selected a sample of … Continued