Internet

Media and Content

The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

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The Language Divide

Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow examines the partisan divide in U.S. politics through the language differences used by the left and right.

Matthew Gentzkow

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Like Everyone Else, He Should Be Able to Talk to Whom He Wants

"While the president can block and mute to his heart’s desire, the key question is whether he should. Do the ethical implications of blocking change when a social media fan moves into the White House?" — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Danielle Citron
The New York Times “Room for Debate”
November 21, 2016

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Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Measures the degree of ideological segregation in the market for online news and compares this to other news sources.

By: Jesse Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow