Is the Media Biased Against Me? A Meta-Analysis of the Hostile Media Effect Research

  title={Is the Media Biased Against Me? A Meta-Analysis of the Hostile Media Effect Research},
  author={Glenn J. Hansen and Hyunjung Kim},
  journal={Communication Research Reports},
  pages={169 - 179}
A considerable number of studies have provided empirical evidence of people's perception of media bias—the hostile media effect (HME). This study conducts a meta-analysis of 34 HME studies. HME, in which individuals perceive news coverage as biased against their own side, is observed in diverse contexts with a moderate effect size. Involvement is a moderating variable of the effect: The effect size was significantly higher as people became more involved with the topic. Nonetheless, the… 

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