September 25, 2017

The logic of what leaders say

When we analyzed the media coverage of Trump and the NFL over the weekend, we noticed a number of quotes that had questionable reasoning. When outlets quote leaders and other sources, and those quotes have flawed logic, it can influence how readers interpret the facts. For this analysis, we selected four separate stories—some recent, some […]

June 26, 2017

A lack of balance in the coverage of the Tory-DUP deal

On Monday, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) signed an agreement to support the Conservative Party’s minority government. The U.K. government said it would provide at least 1 billion pounds in additional funding to Northern Ireland in return. U.K. politics In an election held on June 8, the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa […]

June 9, 2017

With or without drama: How spin shaped the UK election coverage

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she would form a minority government following Thursday’s parliamentary election. According to May, her Conservative party and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party would together form a 328-seat majority in the 650-member House of Commons. According to media outlets, final projections of the election results showed that […]

June 7, 2017

How media could help us address violence like the London attack

An attack in London on Saturday killed at least seven people, not including the perpetrators, and injured 48. The perpetrators drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge just after 10 p.m. local time. Then three men reportedly got out of the van and stabbed people in the adjacent area of Borough Market, which has […]

May 18, 2017

UK’s Conservative Party announces new manifesto

British Prime Minister, and leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May presented her party’s new manifesto in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on Thursday. The manifesto has been given the title “Forward Together.” Some of the measures included in the manifesto are: Increased budget for the National Health Service by £8 billion a year over the next […]

May 11, 2017

Britain’s Labour Party adopts new manifesto

Britain’s Labour Party adopted a new manifesto on Thursday. The decision was made after a so-called clause V meeting, at which final amendments to the document were discussed. The meeting, which began at noon, was attended by 80 members of Labour’s executive committee, the shadow cabinet and heads of the national policy forums. After the […]