Visual Narratives: A Fracturing of the Nightly News

Posted by on February 14, 2020 9:26 am
Categories: US Politics

When we tune into television news, how different are the stories and perspectives we see on each channel? This fundamental question lies at the heart of our understanding of the role the media play in our increasingly divided nation. Since Donald Trump’s election, the tone of news coverage has become darker and the media has fractured, with parallel universes that extend even to the pronouns each outlet uses.
What would a presumably nonpartisan artificial-intelligence viewer make of a decade of evening news broadcasts — and what might its findings tell us about how the visual landscape of…

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