Statistical diversity in US newsrooms

Oct 18, 2017

If a news organization wants to talk about the world in a fair way, it needs points of view from a group of people who are representative of said world. Otherwise, bias comes to play no matter how hard you try. Google Trends looks at the how different groups are represented in major news organizations across the country.

Chart Type Used

Beeswarm

It emphasizes individual points in a distribution instead of binning them like a histogram.

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