Measuring news bias: Russia’s official news agency ITAR-TASS’ coverage of the Ukraine crisis

  title={Measuring news bias: Russia’s official news agency ITAR-TASS’ coverage of the Ukraine crisis},
  author={Kohei Watanabe},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  pages={224 - 241}
  • Kohei Watanabe
  • Published 20 March 2017
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Communication
Objectivity in news reporting is one of the most widely discussed topics in journalism, and a number of studies on bias in news have been conducted, but there is little agreement on how to define or measure news bias. Aiming to settle the theoretical and methodological disagreement, the author redefined news bias and applied a new methodology to detect the Russian government’s influence on ITAR-TASS during the Ukraine crisis. A longitudinal content analysis of over 35,000 English-language… 

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