The New York Times just got a lot cooler, thanks to this “animated echo chamber” by Peter Burr. The image above heads up a report by Brendan Nyhan that challenges the idea that our news has become so tailored to our tastes that we wall ourselves off from dissenting opinions. He finds that news outlets tend to provide a platform for more views than an individual would assemble in, say, their twitter feed. Our info feed tends to meet more in the center.
As mentioned in our events listing this week, Burr will be lecturing at Pratt on Wednesday. Not to be missed.