Sunday, April 12, 2009
NYT Op-Ed on Getting News Online
In a New York Times op-ed entitled "The Daily Me," Nicholas Kristof discusses the effects of the increase in getting news online.
He argues that people who get their news online tend to stay away from arguments they disagree with, choosing instead to read only sources that reaffirm their opinions, whereas traditional media is more likely to expose people to opinions from the other side. This is particularly harmful because it is just one more way in which Americans are becoming more insulated in like-minded groups.