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Transformation in channels of news delivery and the ascendence of the blogger-reporter raise challenges for citizens and the Republic. The JUST Journalsim Section examines the nascent obligations of those who shape public opinion and purvey "news" in emerging media.

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Study Finds Media Overwhelmingly Repeat GOP "Job Killer" Allegations With No Verification

Adam Shah
Media Matters, June 14, 2012

Media have overwhelmingly repeated claims by Republican politicians and corporations that government policies are "job killers" without citing any evidence for this claim according to a new study. And today's news reporting demonstrates the study's point.

Media MattersOccidental College professor Peter Dreier and University of Northern Iowa professor Christopher Martin found media stories in The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York Times, and the Associated Press with the phrase "job killer" have spiked since President Obama took office and that since 1984, "in 91.6% of the stories alleging that a government policy was or would be a 'job killer,' the media failed to cite any evidence for this claim or to quote an authoritative source with any evidence for this claim." Read more…

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