Political Polarization in Televised News

11:30 am November 7, 2018

HBS, Cotting House Conference Room

Abstract: The political polarization of mass media has a dramatic impact on political and societal outcomes and strongly shapes the national dialogue surrounding important issues. In this study, we investigate the underlying drivers of political polarization in televised news arising from the supply and demand sides of the market.

Speaker Bio: Kai Zhu is a fourth year PhD student in Information Systems at Boston University. I am broadly interested in computational social science with a special focus on bias, inequality, and polarization in various information systems, e.g. Wikipedia, TV, YouTube, Twitter and other social media.

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