Partisan Corners of Online and TV News – NYTimes.com

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The Partisan Corners of the News

By TEDDY WAYNE

Published: May 8, 2011

Almost as many Americans now receive their political campaign news from the Internet as from newspapers, with nearly a quarter getting the bulk of their information on the 2010 midterm elections that way, according to a Pew Internet report.

Online news tends to be partisan, and 55 percent say they believe that the Internet increases the influence of those with extreme views, compared with 30 percent who think it has mitigated such perspectives by giving “ordinary citizens a chance to be heard.”  Forty-four percent of Republicans usually get political news from online sources that share their point of view, versus 37 percent of Democrats.

Read the full article here:  Partisan Corners of Online and TV News – NYTimes.com.

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